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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Last Stand on Burnaby Mountain: Katherine L. Gordon



 
On Burnaby Mountain
angels of Armageddon gather
to see which end
a divided human race will choose -
a sacred site in Nature’s kingdom
guarded pristine and pure
by centuries of Squamish keepers,
a place of generation for animals and birds
a tree-haven forest temple
crowning the heights,
trust of green treasure for the planet’s promise.

Dark forces rising will cut it down
drill and de-forest
thrust pipe lines through a virgin soil
to carry black bitumen to innocent sea-shores
risk a spill of pollution with no remedy
on settlements, all life the waves have held.
Profit the only quest on terrain of beauty,
ecology of interconnection pillaged.

This is the tipping point
the summit of prophecy--
the planet slides into a climate
that no longer sustains.
Here we make a stand,
dark forces, angels of light,
a battle to the end of days.
Choose your side.
 


Katherine  L. Gordon
Injunction against righteous protest day,
November, 2014.


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On 2014-11-23, at 9:46 AM, Katherine Gordon wrote:

Illustration so moving, thanks Chris.
The poem is to be read on B.C. radio on Tuesday.
Rise up!       Katherine.

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CONGRATS on the radio reading!!!!!!
hey, people had the chance to read it on Riffs & Ripps first  ;  )
even Nickelback has a new song & video promoting a Canadian revolution

peace & poetry power!
Chris ... & Chase Wrffzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz  (still napped on his couch)

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On 2014-11-23, at 1:41 PM, Katherine Gordon wrote:

Now to be posted on David Fraser’s Cascadia Poetry Festival blog, B.C.
Wish heartily it could help.
You appreciated it first dear Chris.  Wake up Chase and tell him.
We sure need a throng to save Burnaby.  It blows my reason to think
we arrest protesters in Canada.
Hugs from Katherine.
                               
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DOUBLE CONGRATS now!!!!!
I haven't been arrested for political activities since the mid-1970s ... maybe it's time
to cross the lines again.

p.s. Chase was impressed & pleased - Wrfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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