Tuesday, April 22, 2008

celebrating the earth

Looking Glass Falls

Earth Day 2008

Thank God men cannot fly,
and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

~Henry David Thoreau

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

~Cree Indian Prophecy

Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.

~George Carlin



photo - Looking Glass Falls, North Carolina, 10 July 2005

1 comment:

June said...

The native Americans were so wise. I used to have a book that was a collection of their writings/speeches. Good Earth Day to you!