Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day from Sadie

"the earth laughs in flowers."
ee cummings

That is one of my favorite quotes. I know we've all also heard the old adage that "Laughter is the best medicine." So if flowers are the Earth's laughter, and laughter is medicine, it follows that the glorious beautiful essential oils that we distill from said flowers are Mother Earth's truest medicine. Liquid Laughter from our Mother...

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!!!


Christi said...

Simply beautiful! Thank you, Sadie!

Divinemama said...

"Liquid Laughter from our Mother..." LOVE it!

Not intending to drop names, just a desire to spread some joy I have found...Have you heard the sublime interpretation of Alice Walker's poem on the Praises for the World CD by Jennifer Berezan. Very inspiring CD that features some truly amazing women of our time. I recommend some grounding sandalwood oil in the air while you listen.