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Jerry Uelsmann: Untitled

Forgotten Promise, 2012

(Note to reader: I find a picture I like and write a poem about what I see. Hope you enjoy)

This is what I see…Felina Silver Robinson

Dear Mother Earth…I’m Sorry© 2015

by Felina Silver Robinson

There were so many promises made and forgotten

We see your despair

Your tears slither slowly through the cracks of the mountain tops

You glare down upon what you created

And see all that we did wrong

We now must fix our mistakes before it’s too late

We hope you still feel we are worth saving

We’d do anything to have your forgiveness

Please don’t strip the earth and leave us bare

Nor leave us beyond repair

We are certain that

Greater things will come the next time around


Whatever you let go of

I will hold onto

I won’t let go of a single thing

For I am

The keeper of the past

And

All that you wish to forget

Be forewarned

If you slip a time or two

Into the darkness

I will share with you

All that you may be throwing away

If you forget where you came from

I will remind you

If you forget where you should be

I will show you

If you forget your importance

Those who love you will tell you

Don’t give up on the past

It holds the key to your future

Keeper of the Past© 2015

by Felina Silver Robinson


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<p>Cutting the Confusion with Buddha’s Blessings. Manjushri mantras are good for dispelling mental cloudiness: OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHI<br />
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<p>Kadampa Meditation Center - Texas is having a Manjushri empowerment next Saturday, 11/10. Perfect timing for this post!

Hints of Spring linger in the air

Summer attempts to knock on the door to make its presence known

But old man Winter still threatens our flower beads

Our Wildlife run for cover

While the temperamental weather decides their fates

Crops are wilting and giving discolored and slimmer pickings

Farmers are up in arms without answers

Of what they can and cannot put forth for sale

Church going folk chant out

“You must reap what you sow”

We take pause and wonder

Did we cause this?

Are we to blame?

And

What can we do now?

CHANGE

Before it’s too late

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Plant it

Grow it

Share it

Eat it

“You must reap what you sow”© 2015

by Felina Silver Robinson


1. Is nicotine all bad?

2. Study may explain mysterious cancer–day care connection

The image shows an abnormal blood cell from a mouse that developed leukemia after being injected with cells treated to simulate multiple infections. The coloring marks pairs of chromosomes. In this case, the diseased cell has three copies of chromosome 18

3. Study: Americans’ exposure to heat extremes could rise six-fold by mid-century

4. U.S. FDA considers expanding tests for drug residues in milk

A jug of milk is pictured in New York March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

5. Where Is Avian Flu Hiding?

6. Pearl River Delta air quality improves but ozone levels rise, report shows

A view of Hong Kong's skyline. Photo: EPA


Decade-long study wins Heinz Award after findings include link between air pollution, obesity

air pollution and obesity


1. Message in a Blanket: Dakota Artist Stealth-Embroiders ‘NOKXL’ Into Obama Quilt

via Indigenous Environmental Network
Dakota artist DeVon Burshiem, a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, stuck a secret protest message onto the back of the star quilt given in gratitude.

2. 12 Years Later, a Mystery of Chemical Exposure in Iraq Clears Slightly

3. Solar-powered ATMs to deliver clean drinking water in Pakistan – TRFN

4. Young girl from Haifa suffering from cancer sues state for allowing air pollution

Family claims pollution is the cause of her disease, and government has not acted to clean it up.

A polluting  plant in Haifa Bay: insufficient Environmental Protection Ministry inspections?

5. Spectacular Filament Eruption | S0 News May 16, 2015

6. Duke to provide water to NC residents with tainted wells

Bob Griggs, right, and Harry Marx are on their way to perch fishing leaving from Belanger Park in River Rouge on Friday. 'I am totally opposed to this,' says Marx about Detroit Bulk Storage wanting to store petroleum coke nearby.


Bacteria making meds in wastewater outflows