Snow Falls Up

Snow falls up
to those already on their backs
yet still open for looking up
as others watch down,
but not also up.

East meets West
whether I start
or west
or north
or south
where East and West
remain fractally
practically adjacent.

Adjacent balance
dawning East
with settling West
and not competing
for attention
against one invested way
or other,
ego North WiseElder
or eco South Wild AthleticAdolescent

Playing planning games
sacred healing restorations.


Consider the Lilies

Natural systems
have much in common
with spiritual development networks.

faith systems
can retain Western dualistic,
and less healthy, distance
from Nature’s nutritional revolving systems.

and EasternSpirit,
are each two paradigmatic faces
of this same, yet sane, Sacred EarthTribe,
one Eco-Out Sacred Creation
and one Ego-In Secular CoCreator
of Creation UnFolding Stories.

Ecological DNA systems
co-arise theological
nutritional networks.


Food justice
reduces restoring magnanimous
and infinite nutritional mercy
to starving bodies and souls
down to food as no more than secular fuel
for equal humane-divine GoldenRule rights
and WinLose wrongs.

While nutritional democracy,
PositivEnergy Democracy,
hopes to become
not just our justice media
but also our whole
and holonic
sacred mercy message

Multicultural vocation planning,
pedagogy for restoring ecotherapy
to healthier ego-taste
and touch,
and listening,
and resonant deep learning

Nurturing WinWin Justice
for all six double-binding
secular inside with sacred outside
ecological DNA
theological RNA

If God
is light
and warm love,
then flowers follow God
in full polypathic
wealthy bloom.


Outdoor Classrooms

Learning about light and dark
about nutrition and toxin
about birds and bees,
about conductors and insulators,
pitchers and catchers,
producers and consumers,
does not happen best
inside school buildings,
she said
with some impatience.

Who is “she”
You left out the beginning
of our story.

She is Gaia
Anima Mundi
Green Woman
Grandmother Moon,
I’m not sure…
She has many PositivEnergy matriarchal names.

and some not so nice ones

this is a family audience here.
Wouldn’t want to alienate
our natural wildlife sponsors.

so why are inside human habitats
not so great for learning
similarities and differences
between secular nature
and sacred nurture?

I’m not sure that’s what she said,

That’s OK.
We’ve talked.
I know that’s how She feels
nondually right with left

In contrast to deductive LeftBrain
EitherPlay/OrWork Business as SoldOut Usual?

Back to our creation story
Why are we less likely to forget
Nature outside
co-arising Spirit inside
outside than inside?

She said
Because outside
invites consumers to reward producers
by cooperatively inviting consumers allied with producers
to return to reproducing healthy lives
next season
as previously and polyculturally agreed
since time began
with revolving space.

in our inside school voices,
we speak of giving monocultural Consumer Demands
rather than Consumer Invitation,
PositivEnergy return on CoInvestments.

And Farm and Garden Production Schooling
without equal attention to
Farm and Garden Consumption
of healthy nutrients more
and pathological toxins less.

And physical and mental exercise
without co-arising sacred health vocational awareness
of WinWin economic and political consciousness.

So why do we try to teach kids
with primary inside school voices
about secondary outside school nutritional choices?

I guess that’s FatherSun’s
monotheistic responsibility
for producing inclement weather.

Well, maybe.
But I don’t think for a minute
She doesn’t contribute
her fifty cents for every dollar
invested in ZeroZone balance

Do you think our Green EcoSchool
for restoring Ego-Eco Balance
might support
how outside Nature and inside Spirit
work in Left-Right Commons
more importantly
than how they don’t work so well
fundamentally dualistic?

You mean evangelistically
retributively at war with each other
about who will wear the authoritative orthodox pants
and who is reduced
to eisegetical pretty panties?

Something like that.
My big take away
from how She was speaking:
Natural and spiritual environments,
cultural memories,
have much more PositivEnergy say with each other
about long-term healthy wealth
than do trivial Left-Right
NegativEnergy differences,
climates of growing indoor
so also outdoor

She won’t like it
if we end with
a NegativEnergy
punishing message, dear.

Right again,
Left revolving
Open PositivEnergy Doors
into outside-inside
nature-spirited classroom voices.


Organic Infrastructure

Such a cold ugly word
like a patriarchal weapon,
a technology
substituting for a warm organic nurturing network
flowing through a great river
of eye-to-eye revolving time.

Pointing out,
perhaps in as well,
systems, like people,
can support Positive Nutrition
and Energy Outcomes


Negative Toxins and Dissonant Waste,
And usually some of both;
Lose-sum total.

Lose face,
a bit of life’s potential
dynamic animality,
organic co-humanity,
conscious network cognizability,
resonant resilientability,
organic sustainability,
memory multicultural existentiality,
becoming being ability,
ZeroZone reality,
WuWei rationality,
YangOut with YinIn co-empathy.

These are all OpenDoor gifts
I WinWin cherish
as I rise
and sit
with dawn
and settling dusk;
not losing,
but gaining double-binding face.

of revolving Light Energy,
pointing out,
and maybe Positive Deep Learning in.

Some see only LeftBrain infrastructure
where others also feel RightBrain
Sacred MotherEarth networking.

But everyone without LeftBrain monoculturing pathology
can see and hear both together
better with outside voices
and nurturing environments
than merely LeftBrain inside voices
longing to belong
on planet Earth
in this operatic homeschool
within this epic time.


Sins of School Omission

Great sins of omission
are not in anyone’s book of
What I Plan To Do When I Grow Up.

Henry Ford,
his automated
and then incorporated
financial investment company,
did not intend to emancipate us
from family farms,

Thereby disenfranchising
our sense of secure
and fertile wealth health,
interdependently sufficient
organic homes,
silent rhythmic rural memories,

Fading views and feels of cannons
pulled by slow-marching horses,
plodding oxen,
ghosts of elders past
monoculturing aggression
at slower blade-drawn pace

Sometimes domestically violent.
Sometimes military chronic stressed
LeftBrain against Right’s longer kinship memories.

And sometimes more polyculturally enriching
rural WiseElder tree memories
of nurturing ponds
and domestically peaceful milk cows,
curious cats,
tribally defensive,
and embarrassingly rutty, dogs,
horny yet happy crickets,

Flirtatious cycling
recycling moonlight
and radiant enlightenment of daylight
and dualdark co-relational resonance
of night play.

To sustain Original forested home
and extending family
we need parental and school support
for cooperative resilient communities,
secure and healthy homes,

Whether rural
or suburban
or urban

But mindful
that rural tribal homesteading
and cooperative diverse economies
and multicultural politics of healthy nurturing,
solidarity with home place
and wealthy polyculturing kin,
mutually share one
humane-divine ZeroZone Planet

Inside calling us back and forth
toward Polyculture Zenithing EarthSoul
embodied within

Ecologically gracing nutritional homes
poly-theologically re-membering health within.


Trivializing grace of WinWin commission
co-arising global communion
is not in my book of
What We Have Hoped To Become.

Or even in my textbook studying
What I Missed In School




Peace Not Mentioned

I was listening to our Commissioner
of Economic and Community Development
speak of how happy she is
our State and Federal tax revenues
now subsidize two,
possibly even three, submarines
per year
rather than the mere one per year
of the bad old unemployment days.

Her enthusiasm
continued over growth in military manufacturing
of fission and ballistic pathological outcomes
like huge hauling helicopter contracts

And all types of war mongering
and war supportive
nurturing assets,
arms racist buildups
providing three thousand new jobs
in Connecticut.

Admittedly jobs at perpetual risk
of costing three hundred thousand or more
loss of lives
of limbs
loss of organic livelihood networks
for restoring therapeutic multicultural health,

Loss of trees
and plants,
Loss of healthy soil
and water
and air.

This potential liability side
she did not mention
nor was it clear,
from tone and rhythms
of BusinessAsUsual voice
if she could even see
and hear such cooperative economic dissonance
with infusing love
of public health service reality.

She did not mention
any growth in natural LEED construction
for affordably resilient community housing.

She certainly omitted growth
of community college training
for natural built construction
of and by,
for and with,
cooperative self-help empowerment
builders becoming proud co-housing
nature-spirit goodfaith residents
growing shared organic
community developing

She did not mention
thousands of new jobs opening up
to build bicycle lanes,
woodchip and bark trails
connecting GREEN EcoSchools
to goodfaith communit centers
perennial gardens
grazing greens
cooperative Commons
permaculture designed municipal parks
hosting outdoor classes
PositivEnergy CoOperatively Owned Democracy
incoming investment
for restoring climate therapeutic
Continuous Quality Improvement
public and private
secular and sacred
healthy wealth outcomes.

I suppose because growth in these sectors
is not newsworthy in Connecticut;
These cooperatively-owned differences
between mere public service non-profit sectors
and public nutritional empowerment models
toward WinWin ecopolitically fusing health-wealth outcomes

Replacing all those unnecessary
loud and stinky
and ballistic-disempowering submarines.

The happier her competitive WinLose bubble glowed
as she enthused on and on
about manufactured growth
the sadder I became
about her ballistically manufactured tumor,
her absence of WinWin health service humor.


GREENing Our Neighborhood

like Taoists
and Buddhists
and Hindus, etc.
Consider neighbors
extended and respected family,
ZeroZone Kin,
regardless of zone status
near or far,
regardless of species,
regardless of living
or gone
or not yet arrived.

Dear Neighbors,

I make no proud claims
of embracing a GREEN lifestyle,
making green integrity choices,
No claims of wise and sacred ecology
or even GREEN party membership.

as a Permaculture Designer
and as a hopefully therapeutic
more than helplessly threatening parent
of hurt children
becoming young adults
in a growing climate of pathology,
(great rational ecological-economic news services)
are among my healthier aspirations.

Permaculture Opera
speaks part of my journey
from our urban capital
often slighting our polluted Connecticut River
living water artery
of enculturing history

To this neighborhood
where the Yantic
and Shetucket Rivers
of Norwich
become one in the misnomered Thames River
whose mouth speaks of New London
where once fished Iroquois
blue herons,

I am interested in where these Rivers
speak from and for,
and where they are heading
and learn to listen on their banks
for their best resiliently ballasting interests
in where we have gone
and come from,
time’s nurturing ebb and co-arising flow,
and where humane nature
is healthy v pathology going,
regenerative v degenerative
cooperation v too competitive
WinWin v WinLose.

Perhaps some day in Norwich
and New London
and Groton
we may go and come back again by water taxis,
bicycle rickshaws
and tricycle grocery carts,
horses with and without buggies.

Bike and pedestrian only lanes
and downtown blocks
connecting GREEN EcoSchools
with organic community gardens
built by PositivEnergy Cooperatives
with co-invested political and economic nutritional leaders
who graduated from local EcoSchools
appropriate to Norwich’s diverse
health faces:

As Original river forest habitat
GREEN nature-spirit built environments
will allow,

As meadow greened and gardened,
grazed and harvested
as in our colonial era,

As Civil GREEN Rights and Elitist Wrongs
underground our freedom railroad
and civil war volunteerism
would expect respect
with cooperative gratitude,

As we restore our national health identity
after AntiGREENing of Vietnam
and MiddleEast
and Korea

So this copy of Permaculture Opera
is my signed gift to you,
inviting you to share this journey
if you neighborly will.

And, if you read
and care to speak further
about these pieces
or about a neighborhood
Permaculture Design Cooperative
or about restoring a therapeutic
Norwich ClimateHealth Cooperative
composed of those still in PositivEnergy Democracy School
and those who have grown out
long enough to know
we cannot continue

Here’s my email address,
my http://www.gdill52.com blogsite,
open to comments
WinWin dialogue,
cooperative skill development.

Speak with me,
invite me to listen
to what we might do better
than side-by-side