In the dry garden we contemplate raked ripples around the rock. In the pond turtle raises her head. Look! More ripples! ©Mary Lee Hahn, 2023
This poem was written in response to this quote by Robin Wall Kimmerer in BRAIDING SWEETGRASS.
“If grief can be a doorway to love, then let us weep for the world we are breaking apart so we can love it back to wholeness again.”
Love Really Is the Answer
The world is broken. We have done it. No dissembling – we must own it: global warming mass extinctions plastic pollution deforestation. Damage done; blame accepted. Now next steps: how to fix it? Many challenges: multiple solutions. Some are obvious, others unproven. Proceed with a love that fuels all decisions to save species, biomes, habitats, and oceans. Love your yard, your street, your city. Love with science and responsibility. Love takes commitment, collaboration, and work. Exactly what’s needed to repair our Earth. ©Mary Lee Hahn, 2023