Poetry – Song Lines of the Earth
‘We will begin again to breathe
in rhythm with the earth moving
beneath our feet, moaning
in her ecstasy a psalm written
in the body of our souls’ – Siobhan Mac Mahon
Poetry can speak to us, directly, in the language of love, from the heart of the earth. Piercing the armour of our forgetfulness we can hear her singing her forgotten melodies, whispering her secret promises, crying out in her anguish and reminding us of ‘the place we once called home’.
Through both written and spoken poetry we can, in our very many different voices, create a rich harmony celebrating and honouring this beautiful earth.
The word poem comes from the Greek poiein meaning ‘to make’. During this conference we will be making a large group poem from your words and wisdom. You are invited to join in the making of this poem, envisioning what it is you, at this crucial time on our earth, want to make/create? What are you grieving for? What are you longing for and what do you want to dream into being?
‘Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing’ - Arundhati Roy