In celebration of Earth Day 2020


Whenever I feel
my spirit waning
my passion wilting
my belly aching

even greater is
my yearning

to be wrapped within your arms
curled up in the velvet of your blouse
swaddled in the sands of your understanding.

Because lying on your lap
is where I find:
my truth
my vision
my love
my sanctuary.

Invisible Enemies

We cannot see the wind
We cannot see the virus

But we can see the storms
the fallen trees
the fractured families

We can feel the fears
& engulfing

Though the battles are bleak
there are wars we are winning
( curves we are flattening )

both together and alone.

If we can fight for the victory of humanity
can we not do the same for our home?

Dedicated Haiku:

Fiftieth Earth Day?!
Girl don’t look a day over
forty-nine (wink, wink πŸ˜‰

Rain in the mountains overlooking Iao Valley today

Writing & Photography by: Katy Claire Funke

All photos & video in Wailuku, HI.

15 thoughts on “Poems for the Earth

  1. Your own wonderful tribute to Mother Earth is very beautiful. May she always hold you gently in her heart, as you give your open heart to her cause.
    She needs all our songs right now. As do her people. In making a difference to the whole, we each need to make in each others lives, as we embrace each other along with our Earth Mother more love, care, and respect.

    Have a beautiful day.
    You’ve created a tranquil space for any would-be traveller to rest a while, to soak up your daily barm of peace.

    Thank you from One dreamer to another.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sue. πŸ’—Your reading and very thoughtful comment mean so much to me. Indeed, Mother Nature needs all our songs right now 🌼 Such a blessing to connect with you. Hope you are having lovely week!

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