Wednesday, May 7, 2014



The Earth is my Mother.
The wind is my Mother’s breath.
Trees, flowers, birds and animals—
all are my beloved Mother.

The waves are my Mother’s cheeks,
the stones my Mother’s feet.
Trees, flowers, birds and animals—
all are my beloved Mother.

The stars are my Mother’s crown.
The sun and moon are her eyes.
Trees, flowers, birds and animals—
All are my beloved Mother.


-Janine Canan, from Ardor: Poems of Life

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Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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