Friday, June 11, 2010

A Love For Life!
Hugo Simberg.  Finnish painter 1903

As a united force gets stronger
the dark clouds are gathering 
the skies blacken and crackle
the sound of rolling thunder
passes through my soul

Carried by darkened wings
brisk winds with a tempest force
bring bands of weeping angels
their tears send the skies a falling
I reach my hands up to the clouds
feathers fall from saddened angel wings,
engulfs my senses, moves me to tears.
AP photo/Charlie Riedel, East Grand Terre Island, LA, 6/3/10

Darkened skies instill a desire in me
that echoes in the sky that is my mind
Secret  feelings remain hidden.
Bolts of lightning descend 
like tentacles from a storm-roiled sky
and shakes my spirit to the core
Walking alone on a rain soaked path
waves pound the coastal shores.
The sounding breakers send an answer.
Mother nature bestows  her wisdom
that calms and nurtures my soul

One can sense a presence
to a life's sustaining ocean
of a love that is freely given,
not bound to any one person or thing
Asking mankind to wear a coat of compassion
To Hold on to what is good,
and help and protect a life supporting planet.
After the tears - a gentle rain falls
in gratitude we wait for a new day to begin.

Gulf Oil Spill: Saving those they can, part two

How you can help

BP is funding the rehabilitation of the birds and other wildlife, so donations sent will not be used directly to help the wild birds and animals affected by the Gulf oil spill.

However, your donations are very much needed, as always, by wildlife rehabilitation groups who work round the clock every year, especially in the spring and early summer, to save the lives of thousands of orphaned and injured birds and other wildlife. Sometimes their work goes unknown and unrecognized, and they are often short of funds.

If you’d like to remember the birds, turtles, dolphins and other innocent creatures who’ve lost their lives in the Gulf oil spill, a good way to do this would be to give to help other wild birds and animals:

For more on endangered species in the Gulf, click here.

For a New York Times story on the brown pelicans, click here.

To read part one of this series, click here.