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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Environmental Poetry

Brenda Bunting
We Are Earth
By Brenda Bunting

I feel this old earth--
I feel it when it heaves
When souls are newly born
And when they have to leave

I feel this old earth--
I feel it in my knees
In the waters and the tides
And the oceans and the seas

I feel it in the mountains
Topped with snow
And in secret places
Where strange things grow

I feel this old earth--
I feel it in my hands
In the wide and open prairies
All across the land

I feel it still and silent
in the mighty Sequoia trees
Where men with saws and tools
buzz like angry bees

I feel it when it is cruel
And when it is beautifully kind
I feel this old earth dying
Yet beating all the time

Brenda D. Bunting is a socially conscious Poet and Educator, Spoken Word Artist and Workshop Facilitator. Ms. Bunting is in the Poets in Progress (PIP) program through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and headed by the Poet Laureate of Washington DC. A University of Kentucky alumnus with her B.A. in English Ms. Bunting has been writing and performing poetry for over 30 years.

Brenda has been published in newspapers, anthologies and journals. She was invited to read her original works at the 2017 Bridge water International Poetry Festival at Bridge water College. She knows the benefits and advocates for the therapeutic use of writing poetry for mental and emotional wellness and healing from traumatic events. Her book of poetry, "Poems of Love and Violence in between Life and Death 2nd Edition" is available for purchase on Amazon.com. She is a life member of the Kentucky State Poetry Society (K.S.P.S.) an avid hiker and lover of the preserving our environment.
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