Tag: Mother Earth

MAKA INA, Upon Sacred Ground

She has many names in many tribes and many cultures, she is One and yet she is within all. In Australian Indigenous tribes she is Kuturu, heart, spirit of the Earth. In Incan mythology, Pachamama. In Northern Native American cultures, Maka Ina, Mother Earth. Her blades of grass seek the Sun’s warmth through narrow cracks in the cold hard world of concrete. Her tiny birds sing their sweet songs in the filthy gutters and gloomy alleys of elegant society. She flowers, she blooms, she flows, she grows, her vines entwined beneath spreading piles of stinking rubble and polluted chemical skies.

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This Fire

This fire blazes, crying “I will defend You!”
My mother, Earth, I will defend you
when greed fouls your waters with black oil,
when ignorance and pride leak radiation into your soil,

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