January 24, 2014 Common Thread Collective Poetic Commentary Is.10

Excerpt from Empty Harvest: Understanding the Link between Our Food, Our Immunity and Our Planet by Dr. Bernard Jensen and Mark Anderson, copyright 1990 by Bernard Jensen.

From the chapter on Soil, pg 36:

“To appreciate the historical perspective of the diminished state of the human immune system in the 1990s, we must not assume that science and truth march straight ahead and that the present is the beneficiary of the accumulated knowledge of the past. Because, in many instances—health and nutrition is one—the past is full of deception and factual manipulation resulting in the inheritance of a tarnished view of scientific progress. History repeatedly proclaims that business and politics are too important to be governed by the facts of unfeigned science.”

Healthy Forest YNP, photo by Rain 2006

“Business and politics are too important to be governed by

Unfeigned, [genuine] science”…

Oh deceiver

What do you stand to gain

An inch above your brother

For a platform to your shoe inlay’n

Puppet masters began the trend

Now see your height as their will to bend

Easily paid for with the blood of the land

Coins, stolen from the destiny of the dead

Pool in your pockets instead

Now the living dead cannot ferry across

The rivers of Styx and Acheron

Lest we also become acolytes

In the temples of Dow, Monsanto and Chevron

The great-grandfather figureheads of the modern myths

Getting us drunk on the whiskey that pours from their lips

Lulling us to sleep on neoliberal currencies

Too intoxicated to feel the barb-wire sting of their so-called securities

Rocked by the water-treatment-ways that stole the living river from its course

Daydreaming in the empire’s nightmare built on the malnourishment of profit-bound force

Stamped with the claim to Freedom

Freedom, bleached re-enriched with a shelf life of a century

Freedom, soap bubbles floating from the mouths of millions

Freedom, a kingdom of the spirit; we have the keys to it, but cannot find

Freedom is a hollow claim

When the business of politics and industry dictate

Living ways

Perhaps the cry will again

Strike true chords

And remind us that

The life to know is more than mine or yours

We all feed on the health of the soil

The well-being of our rootlets in communion

Foster the well-being of our soul

And therein true Freedom may sprout once more…

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October 29 2012

Hurricane Sandy… from Haiti to New York City… from completely battered poverty to Wallstreet… like clouds I read… money rules none when it comes to the breath between earth and sun… may we learn to accept and protect that which all life needs to survive… good soul:) clean air, pure water and the blessed mystery of unending diversity!

 

“The storm may seem scary but it helps to make us whole” -Rain

just be sure to let it sink into your bones, what’s happening, what it’s like to experience, be witness to This, for this is our life and it’s not about money it’s about how we survive. Now is the time to deeply reflect on what is most important in our lives, what will you do when your time comes to sacrifice?

Do you have to wait for this to hit you before you can awaken to the time calling out to humanity to realize the importance of Diversity- Human and ecological. And we are devastating the ecological balance, a devastation that our cultures reflect, homogenized and terrorized.

I raise my heart to anyone who would fight to the last breath for that sacred forest path…. That sacred path through the Nature that reflects your peace… for they place light beams that lend support to our ability to abide times such as these

 …and we follow hope like a delicious scent on the breeze and we let it spark phantastic dreams and we feed them our integrity and we know that we are part of the miracle of things and we trust what’s healing ‘stead’a man’s dis’ease.

and today, that’s a piece a’Me ( ;