Author Nancy Wood
Animal wisdom poem by Nancy Wood
The wild animals were to busy explore there natural curiosity but I pointed out that we are missing the ability to find contentment in a slow-paced life.
CAUTION: Wise turtle at play.
I am standing upright and looking around I saw that the world is missing devotion to place, to give meaning to passing time.
Us fish sprouted whiskers.
Certain animals like me and the bear grew four legs.
I grew from fiery heat while birds flew overhead.
I am the eagle, the greatest bird up here. I was given penetrating vision. I thought that laughter was missing. Laughter so that arguments can be resolved without rancor.
People appeared at all corners of the Earth like us and them.
We see the beauty in every ordinary stone, the short lives of a snowflake, the perfection of bird wings, and the way a butterfly speaks through its fragility. All together they defended the Earth.
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