(Poem) Homo Sapiens by Janine Canan

Reeve Woolpert carries an oil-covered pelican he rescued near Refugio State Beach on Wednesday. Photo credit: David Yamamoto / Special to The Star  https://www.facebook.com/vcstar/photos/a.108996706343.98585.76276576343/10152887587251344/?type=1&theater

Reeve Woolpert carries an oil-covered pelican he rescued near Refugio State Beach on Wednesday. Photo credit: David Yamamoto / Special to The Star
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Whatever I said that was bitter and burning

was not bitter or burning enough to describe

what we have been put through—

Earth, our Mother, and her children.

 

No words can be invented by a sane human mind

for the horror of this holocaust.

And still they go on—Madmen

stripping plundering gang-raping our Mother.

 

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(Poem) Invocation by Janine Canan

JC mystic_blissThe 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.

 

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(Meet Mago Contributor) Janine Canan

 

Janine CananPoet and psychiatrist JANINE CANAN lives in Sonoma, California, with a Samoyed and a trillion other beings. She is the author of over 20 books, most recently Mystic Bliss on Kindle. Two new books are expected in 2015: Consciousness and My Millennium: Culture, Spirituality & the Sacred Feminine. Janine translated the poets Francis Jammes and Else Lasker-Schueler, anthologized the teachings of Indian spiritual luminary, Amma, edited the award-winning She Rises like the Sun: Invocations of the Goddess by Contemporary American Women Poets, and wrote Walk Now in Beauty, read in the Navajo Literacy Project. She graduated from Stanford with distinction and NYU School of Medicine. Visit her at JanineCanan.com and Facebook.