In Honor of Gaia

We Have a Beautiful Mother

By Alice Walker

We have a beautiful

mother

Her hills

are buffaloes

Her buffaloes

hills.

We have a beautiful

mother

Her oceans

are wombs

Her wombs

oceans.

We have a beautiful

mother

Her teeth

the white stones

at the edge

of the water

the summer

grasses

her plentiful

hair.

We have a beautiful

mother

Her green lap

immense

Her brown embrace

eternal

Her blue body

everything we know.

HAPPY EARTH DAY. Every day we can... Give thanks. Pick up trash. Reuse. Recycle. Consume less. Use less plastic. Plant a tree. Grow a garden. Use less water. Give back.