Posts Tagged ‘ earth ’

leap year – MUTTS Daily Email

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Our Great Piece of Turf | 3 Quarks Daily

A painter of emperors and billionaires, Dürer nevertheless turned his attention and his talent to the humblest of sitters, a clump of earth with no fewer than nine different kinds of grasses and other plants growing from it. Everything about this watercolor, gouache and ink rendering is remarkable: its meticulous execution, the astonishing array of greens, the tangled roots peeking out beneath the surface, its homely essence captured in a notoriously difficult artistic technique. For Dürer, the time and effort spent on this lowly subject reflect his great appreciation of life at its most insignificant. – Brooks Riley

Source: Our Great Piece of Turf | 3 Quarks Daily

The Unfolding Earth – a poem by Marilyn McCabe – Amethyst Review

The Unfolding Earth

Wind attracts wind,

sound comes along,

with seeds and a different dirt,

as the sea drags anything loose,

plants it where it has never belonged,

strange slate, a plant desperate for land.

Life wants itself. Will pay any price.

Are we the only species that mulls the past

incessently, invest futures of jewels and virgins,

of heavenly hosts singing

beyond this land under our terrible feet?

We’re dying to get there, love.

::

Wind

and

the sea

desperate for land

Will

incessently invest                jewels and

heavenly           singing

, love

;;

land

incessantly

singing

love

 

Marilyn McCabe

Source: The Unfolding Earth – a poem by Marilyn McCabe – Amethyst Review

Greta and George, the best short video of 2019 – YouTube

Greta Thunberg: At Davos we will tell world leaders to abandon the fossil fuel economy | Opinion | The Guardian

“. . . since the 2015 Paris agreement, 33 major global banks have collectively poured $1.9tn (£1.5tn) into fossil fuels, according to Rainforest Action’s report. The IMF concluded that in 2017 alone, the world spent $5.2tn subsidising fossil fuels. This has to stop.

The world of finance has a responsibility to the planet, the people and all other species living on it. In fact, it ought to be in every company and stakeholder’s interest to make sure the planet they live on will thrive. But history has not shown the corporate world’s willingness to hold themselves accountable. So it falls on us, the children, to do that. We call upon the world’s leaders to stop investing in the fossil fuel economy that is at the very heart of this planetary crisis. Instead, they should invest their money in existing sustainable technologies, research and in restoring nature. Short-term profit should not trump long-term stability of life.” – Greta Thunberg

Source: Greta Thunberg: At Davos we will tell world leaders to abandon the fossil fuel economy | Opinion | The Guardian

Earth at Perihelion, Sharing Tea with the Sun (Tea in the Dark #3) | FOP

Ayano Matsumae, Albumen print on Gampi paper, San Lorenzo, NM, 2018

Source: Earth at Perihelion, Sharing Tea with the Sun (Tea in the Dark #3) | FOP

#7 decembrance 2018 – Rough Ideas

Take my hand.

We will walk.

We will only walk.

We will enjoy our walk

without thinking
of arriving anywhere.

Walk peacefully.

Walk happily.

Our walk is a peace walk.

Our walk is a happiness walk.

Then we learn

that there is no peace walk;

that peace is the walk;

that there is no happiness walk;

that happiness is the walk.

We walk for ourselves.

We walk for everyone

always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.

Walk and touch happiness every moment.

Each step brings a fresh breeze.

Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.

Kiss the Earth with your feet.

Print on Earth your love and happiness.

Earth will be safe

when we feel in us enough safety.

–from “Call me by My True Names  – The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh”, Parallax Press, 2005.

Source: #7 decembrance 2018 – Rough Ideas