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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Climate Change Rally Day 2014 (Katherine L. Gordon poem)



The One True Cause

 

Equinox day, Earth seeks her balance,
sun and moon equal in light and promise,
stirring her children to march in every village,
ask befuddled leaders to restore the ebb and flow
        of tide and season,
repair the melting Arctic, leave the fossil fuels entombed,
find sources to heal the planet:
rain that patters not deluges
trees to shelter, not crash before their time
on surprised roof-tops.
Wildfires, flood, drought and sere fields
the nations now reap.
This day's march of all peoples
will be heard--will be shared--
leave pernicious profits, refuse the oil-fed wars,
bring us together in the one true cause--
Save our azure blue and beautiful Earth.

Katherine L. Gordon.
Equinox day, world march for climate care,  2014.



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-----Original Message----- From: Chris Faiers
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:11 PM
To: Katherine Gordon
Subject: Re: climate march

Hi Katherine,
I blanked on today being the day of the big climate change marches ... until I turned on CBC radio a few mins. ago & heard the tail end of an announcement. I've been considering going to a rally in Peterborough. I believe it's early this aft in a small park tucked behind the downtown core on the Otonabee River. It's a drizzsly day here, & Chase is still napping on the couch, so I'm trying decide whether to go. My bug is 95% better - I'm not sure if it's my questionable choices to get a bit too active too soon which are prolonging it, or if the odd hack & sniffle would be lingering anyway.

I was hoping for an inspirational poem about the march & climate change when I opened your email  ;  )

peace, protest & poetry power!
Chris ... & Chase Wrfffffffzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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later this afternoon:


shades of 1969
concerts, love-ins, demos
by the Otonabee


Many thanks for composing the on-order poem ; )  Chase & I did go to Peterborough, & the rally there was part of an annual local food festival called the Purple Onion Festival. We enjoyed the beautiful gardens and walks along the river right behind the downtown core. We'd never explored there before, so thanks for the nudge. I believe in synchronicity, & your earlier email encouraged Chase & my attendance!

p&p!
C&C Wrfffffffffzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz  (very tired after our afternoon by the river among all the crowds)


laid-back demo:
blame the river
blame the gardens 


(two haiku added Sept. 25)


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On 2014-09-22, at 1:05 PM, Katherine Gordon wrote:

Hey Chris, U.B.C. is going to display that poem and it will be read on
the radio tonight.  Thanks to your “synchronosity”   (sp?)
I hope it will help inspire.
King Harper will not attend the climate summit...amazing.
Katherine.


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