I feel connected
To people earth and mystery
to flowers-grass and trees
Earth is my home alive
filled with surprises
she is our mutual trust
This sacred link speaks to me
It guides me on the way

I want to honour earth's integrity
Guided by compassion's heart
false boundaries will break
bringing degradation to an end
Yes-caring for the earth
may have a price
not caring for her, much bigger cost

You and I will arouse the communal heart
to build and renew - the earth
We honour her as a mother
and celebrate each others life
Drifting down a slippery slope
we do no longer tolerate
Earth is today and every day
Because we are linked to the earth we celebrate in awe and wonder
Take off  the shoes and dance
In the wet grass
Of a new-born day.

By George Hiemstra