Dispensing with essentials
Violently, earth’s being injured –
its mouth and nose are being hacked away, cut
Alarmingly near, this soon-coming emergency
earth will be unable to breathe, take nourishment
… as living lands become devoid of trees.
Overrun and overwhelmed
dispensing with essentials, ruinous ecocide.
Discernment develops balance, harmony…
Faith prompts us on a journey to love.
Concert of blossom
Flora singing through hues
listening to the notes of aroma.
Subtlety of cloud colour
bone white, sooty milk and spattered oatmeal
bruised flesh, ivory with a charcoal-wash
Photo credit (at top – Shrine of the Báb): Baha’i International Community (Baha’i Media Bank) and Baha’i World Centre.