SERMERSSUAQ UKARPALUGPOQ-An Earth Day Tribute

She weeps. She cries. She howls.
She sighs at man’s inability to use his knowledge wisely.
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The Big Ice
Greenland’s ice cap.

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Tropical blue melt-water lakes
the size of small countries
rest upon Mother Earth’s head.
Creaking from their weight,
she moans
she groans

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Her troubles,
are carried on the wind,
dusting her once pristine complexion

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Soot and other worldly particulates
 ravage not only her beauty
but
the very existence
of her children too.

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One can hear that the inland ice calves.

Groaning,
crashing
in a clap of thunder

russell-calveing Sermerssuaq
forever changing

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A shining example of transformation

Greenland 2009 by Nick Weidner

Greenland 2009 (c) Nick Weidner

as
her sweet tears
become raindrops

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– imaq –

water-imaq Life giving source of all.

Happy Earth Day Everyone
– may we all learn to love, respect, and honor our world –

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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10 Responses to SERMERSSUAQ UKARPALUGPOQ-An Earth Day Tribute

  1. vic says:

    beautiful! pictures and poetry!

    Like

  2. Now, Donna, you just know these are my kind of pictures! Love them! Very moving post for Earth Day!

    Like

  3. Thank you for your wonderful words and pictures. I always enjoy your posts. I love the word “particulate” 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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