Monday, January 21, 2013

“Let the trees be consulted before you take any action 
every time you breathe in thank a tree
let tree roots crack parking lots at the world bank headquarters
let loggers be druids specially trained and rewarded 
to sacrifice trees at auspicious times 
let carpenters be master artisans 
let lumber be treasured like gold 
let chain saws be played like saxophones 
let soldiers on maneuvers plant trees give police and criminals a shovel 
and a thousand seedlings 
let businessmen carry pocketfuls of acorns 
let newlyweds honeymoon in the woods
walk don't drive 
stop reading newspapers 
stop writing poetry 
squat under a tree and tell stories."

John Wright