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Witnesses to Earth’s Wedding

We
richly green mountains
of germinating
Jeremiah prophetic strength

Before we formed you
in our valleyed womb,
we knew you

Before you came to life
rebirthed
we consecrated your humane species

We witness your
polycultured prophecy
to Earth’s linguistic continents

We transubstantiate
and thereby bless
this sacred grace
taking late summer’s place
in cooperative ecofeminist space

Beyond merely humane reflections
back upon our ancient organic roots
and verdant face

Resisting degreening States
of monocultural disgrace,

Restoring humane humility
before and after
our primal longing
for deeply resonant
resilient co-gravitation

Stronging for a safe
and healthy
Holy Pinnacled
panentheistic race
toward our more therapeutic
rivered valleys

Away from terrifying
mountainous
overwhelming
disenchanted layered stacks
of inhumane trauma,
undivine disgrace.

We witness
this polyculturing faith
in lucid
limned Lucian integrity
undisplaced

Harboring this grass mowed meadow
in-between luminous
latticed fertile mountains
interpenetrating sensory valleys
flowing out
down deep
root systems,
family networks,
Earthly primal grace

Longing to complete
what Father Sun’s enlightenment
celebrates

Witnessing MotherEarth’s
richly responsible respect
uneffaced

ConCelebrating Earth’s matrimonial majesty
co-habitating late summer’s holy
co-empathic witness
of eternal
sacramental weddings

Formed in mountainous wombs
passionately repurposed
played and danced
sung through spoken words
wedding webbed time
unreplaced
in sacred witness space.

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Was War Worth It?

Asked an NPR journalist
of U.S. soldiers
damaged in Afghanistan
direct fire
for one hundred everydays,

“Was it worth it?”

“I can’t answer that question.”

She asks more hesitantly again
of another veteran,

“Was it worth it to you?”

A good soldier,
“I can answer that question
only as an individual.
It was what our Nation
asked of us.”

Neither the question,
nor the answer,
starts at the beginning.

What were this Nation’s goals?
What were these objectives worth
to our Nation’s interests?
Did we pay more
or less
than that?

Who would dare answer such questions?

With a Yes, of course
the price was right

With a No, of course
life,
like health,
is fathomlessly priceless
miraculous
exquisite
elegant
sacred.

How was your time in deadly conflict
worthwhile to you?
How was it not worthwhile
to you,
your family and friends,
future generations?

What would you have done instead
if your Nation
had not asked this soldiering on
from you?
This calculated exposure to high stress,
anxiety,
environmental toxins,
destroyed property,
collective terror
fear
anger
loss
wounds
death of friends,
allies
other organic species,
death of people you aimed toward
with lethal accuracy.

Why are we civilians
so quick to celebrate
our soldiers’ shared response
to what our governments ask
of our young adults?

Why is “I can’t answer that”
a sufficient answer
to “Was violence worth the price to you?”

But,
when we consider tragedies (despairing comedies?)
for all EarthTribes
from global climate degeneration,

When will curious journalists ask,
Was our violence against terror
worth our peaceful returns?

When will global soldiers ask
and answer
It was what Earth asked of Me
and asks of We,
planting trees and grasses,
healing rivers
lakes
wetlands
organic topsoil,
protecting parched forests
and thirsty endangered species.

What does Earth ask of us?
What are Her public health care goals?
What are these objectives worth
to our resilient EarthTribe interests?

Are we,
as a species,
and as individuals,
paying too much?
Not enough?
Just right with left
bicameral
bipartisan
even-handed bilateral intelligence
for future EarthTribe
wealth optimizing regenerations?

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Resilient Earth Culture

Individual health
hungers for
and
in win/win return
gratefully feeds
polycultural
social wealth.

Note: Variation on a Jeremy Lent theme, p. 365 of The Web of Meaning: “Individual health relies on societal health, which relies in turn on the health of the ecosystem in which it’s embedded.”

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Gifted Doorways

“Grief can be a doorway to love.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Grief can open toward gratitude
As loss can open doors to access gain

As trauma can open hearts
to therapeutic brains

As neglect can foster curious compassion

As depression
can incite active
co-empathic impressions

As double negative sociopathologies
can notice doorways
to positive psychologies

As double-binding
dualdark entropy
can open space
for positive double-binary energy strings
of co-empathic
multiculturing time

As isolating sadness
can open doors
to love’s transcendent gladness.

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Small Powers Everywhere

This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine

Wide and longing
for committed dialogue
not surrounded
by elitist debate,

Win/lose games,
Zero-sum asinine assumptions
requiring ego-infested shadows

Resisting win/win opportunities
of healthy
democratic dialogue

Between constituencies,
residents sufficiently humble
to become students together
and unschooled
unprofessional parents
and not totally enlightened teachers
and investigative staff
and neighborhood enquiry co-investors
in this democratic
nonpartisan
Thermos On Thames Experiment.

Where the School for Daily Integrity
hosts community resources
co-engaging win/win resolutions
producing cooperative educational opportunities
to practice
practice
compassionate praxis
nonviolent communication
to restore EarthJustice,

Where co-investors co-invite
contributions around ecofeminist friendly circles
just close enough for everyone
to hear all respected neighbors
who will not be Othered

Because we are learning,
through this pandemic of anxiety,
to anticipate more than climate floods
and fears,

Both risks
and opportunities,
dissonance
and resonance,
chaotic cacophony
and complex symphony
entrusting our capacity
for resilient health and safety
co-governance.

Not another negative
Business As Sadly Usual
competitive ZeroSum game
of wounded ego-survival
until some future small light day
still dimly hoping for big bright
ecosystemic
polycultural
multicultural win/win robust community

Co-mediation
co-operation
co-invested co-dominions
engaging spring EarthDay celebrations

Of locals feeling active hope
and mutually earned trust
predicting environmental ideas
for healing Earth’s injustices
blighting compassionate
nonviolent communication,
which would be more transparent,
risking tender lights
for growing better humored
kindness

Where silence of executives
administrators
managers
means they are deeply listening
for how we can empower each other
through heartfelt consent

And cold dark silence melts,
no longer resisting Truth
to continue postures
of professional
authoritarian
legalistic
quarterly profit-preserving business
without also recognizing long-term threats
of flooding rivers
and subzero icy windstorms.

Straight white patriarchal privileged
incorporated silence means resistance
to sharing inclusive powers
with autonomously dimming lights

Rather than unveiling
wide and bright kindness moving
away from monocultural
either/or debate,
repressing fears about surviving future floods
fears
and famine

Rather than inclusively hoping
to thrive
with good humored faith
in INTEGRAL MARKERS
of democratic health
calling for this circle
to embrace trust-rebuilding
co-empathic engagement

Feeding
and watering each individual’s strengths
and cooperatively held assets
rather than punishing our weaknesses
of fear and anger,
passive mistrust
and active distrust

Further afflicting executive professional disadvantage,
dissociations
dividing shadows
weapons for continuing
White Patriarchal privileged
and disempowered
and unenlightened
talking Heads of lined up Authority

Speaking down,
darkly withholding honest
well-lit encircling dialogue
about our shared health
interactive safety
compassionate wealth
anticipations through actively
engaging transparent dialogue

While sitting around our annual fire circle
celebrating songs and dances
of green ecofeminist healthy lights
inviting yet another safe spring thaw

Inspiring this engaging light of ours
to let our best divine co-dominion
co-investments shine.

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New Year TransPositions

Most competitive amusing employment
in transacting tired
old school entertainments
support economic
and political services
to and from
highest corporate
commercial out-bidders.

Most cooperative musing
wraps in sacred
musical new year vocations
for engaging transpositions
empowering
enlightening
bicameral humane/divine
deepest systemic
and widest compassionate
co-listeners.

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LeftBrain RightWing Dominance

When reading
and singing
and dancing poetry,
enspiriting Earth’s choreography,
I need not check my LeftBrain dominance
at rhetoric’s RightWing healing door,

But bring PatriCapitalist Him with me
at least once more
to heal and restore

What EarthMothers wisely preach
and indigenously practice
and adore

No severance
between Earth’s natural systemic Truths
and Ego’s spiritual reanimation
restoring healthy EarthyBeauty
thriving
resilient abundance

By letting go
of peevishly competitive
LeftBrain dominantly domesticated
satiated
uneducated
about regenerative systemic design

And, thereby RightWing overgrown
predative
desecrating

Former sacredly healthy green climates
now more pathological
by over-petted Anthros
over-self invested,
Earth infesting pests

With voracious AnthroDivine appetities
of LeftBrain dominant parasites
preying on RightBrain prominent
EarthMother feminists

Who now lament,

“Straight White PatriCapitalists:
can’t resonantly love with’em,
can’t resiliently live without’em.”

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Healthy Climate Culture

We are here
sexing
and singing
mindfulling our Perceptions and Questions
together in this now present
gifted Time

To eat and work together
for our cooperative
and ancient thriving health care,
of course,

But,
also,
and perhaps even more pre-historically
pre-anthrosupremacy,
to sing and dance together
to win/win play our root vibrant chakras,
and cooperatively think
by feeling together
sharing co-invested sacred wonders
and compassionately embodied awe,
of course,

And to embrace our EarthTribe sexuality,
our wild natural spirited climates
of climax and relax,
elapsed spacelessness
and relapsed time
of Yang and Yintegral
Heaven/Earth CoOperative Peace

Between ego Patriarchs
and ecosystemic Matriarchs,
transgenderal
multigenerational
regenerative democratic
organic organizing

Evermore sacred,
less merely secular sensory-neural systemic
LeftBrain verbalized reflections
transmutations
transfigurations
transcendent transubstantiations

Climax Yangish revolutions
of a sacred penetrating mountain
baptized in EarthPowered ecofeminist flow
of HereDivine/NowHumane
bilaterally resonant enlightenment
delight

For a global health/wealth
positively developing
unfolding
reweaving climate
of this
our politically correct time together
within Earth’s Great PolyCulturing Communion.

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Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky

Touching Earth,
reaching sky.

I walk salt shores
where all Souls fly
over joy’s ocean,
under sad bad lands
my faith in quests
we could understand.

Touch this Earth
to feel our sky.

Wise fools ask
our reasons why,
In glad lives
our answers glow,
in sad love
we learn to grow

To heal our Earth
and teach this sky

We are born
while I shall die,
Life’s my time for in between,
to build you a star,
to chase our dream

Touching Earth
while feeling sky

Hugging laughter
feeds my cry,
May I see
what we can give
for future’s child
to sacred live

We touch this Earth
to reach light’s sky

Soaring courage,
healthy high,
All Souls joining
in Earth’s flight
to touch Her right
I reach through night
for love’s last
last
last splendid sight.

This variation on Grace Lewis-McLaren’s hymn  (#301, Singing the Living Tradition) is dedicated to All Souls-PlanetEarth, especially New London, on the occasion of our Great Return, September, 2021.

Gerald 0’Liver 

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Stepping Out Migration

Regardless of culture,
of religion,
of national residency,
of hemispheric presidency,
of gender,
of sexuality’s vast pantheistic diversity,

When humans step out of our shelters
into a riotously gorgeous
and fresh
perfect warm sunshine breezy
natural day,
we feel positive healthy passion

Is what we have been needing
and what and/or whom
we are currently sacred graced
to feel and know timeless compassion.

Clear and pure passion
is reduced by inside
sensory-neural Doubt,

Win/Lose reductive
deductive anthro-privileged
LeftBrain distraction

As Win/Win compassion
is discounted by ZeroSum Divestment
away from Here/Now experience
resonating sacred rememories
of ancient healthy lifetimes past

As DisPassionate emigrations,
away from theological religious dogma monocultures
into ecological spiritual principled positive polycultures
embracing NonZero Zone emergence
opaquely dissipate Integrity’s therapeutic
sacred green
bicameral secular health
and sacred wealth
cooperative Win/Win potential

Inside AnthroVoice
Earth outside NonViolentChoice
CoPassion
is free of LeftBrain Doubt

As ComPassion
co-invests in NonZero Zone
perfect summer sunshine daze

As DisPassion
dissipates Integrity’s
health wealthiest potential

For stepping out
into theologically ecological
spiritual/natural
RightMind/LeftEmbodied analogical
Both/And complex ego/ecological
ego-healthprogress/eco-wealthprocess psychological
healthy multicultural intelligence– empowerment political
wealthy enlightenment–wisely (and indigenously) economical
environmentally enriching

Warm summer
fresh breezed
organically enriching days
free of win/lose
ZeroSum
LeftBrain anxious voices
filled with doubtful thoughts

Fed by anxiously felt
anthrosupremacist
monoculturing
degenerative
competitive climate worries

Regardless of culture,
of religion,
of national residency,
of hemispheric presidency,
of gender,
of sexuality’s vast natural
spiritual
panentheistic
blue enlightenment from above
and empowerment within outside
Earth’s great green diversity

Of ways to step together
into warm sun
cool breeze
remembering perfect ecofeminist daze.

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