Monday, 11 July 2022

Thursday, July 7, 2022

St. Jamestown, Toronto

Save the Earth/Sage the Earth


My last draft on this poem.

She goes by a sweet Vedic name, Bhoomi

And is worshipped by many a sage and muni

She’s sometimes described as a sacred cow or calf

A sentient being who can cry or can laugh

Speaking of none other than this planet, the globe, the giver

She’s our mother, our sustainer, our deliverer

Her glories are told in ancient folklore verses

She likes the massage when we walk on her surface

Mother Earth is revered but she has been ravaged

We treat her as though we are selfish and savage

She can be hard, but also tender and fragile

Deserving attention and a break from the hostile

It is innate sensitivity that we must awaken

To the spill of rubbish that she has taken

We must own up to our vile deviation

Offer protection and end her frustration

Let us endorse “Those who give are those who love”

A sentiment arising from the heart and sent from above

This is the spirit of both the Earth and the sage

It is a practical course in which we should engage

- Composed by Bhaktimarga Swami, The Walking Monk

May the Source be with you!

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