Earth Mothers

grdnThanks to my mother for my love of the earth, and all its glorious gardens.

I’m going to plant a heart in the Earth
water it with love from a vein.
I’m going to praise it with the push of muscle
and care for it in the sound of all dimensions.
I’m going to leave a heart in the Earth
so it may grow and flower
a heart that throbs with longing
that adores everything green
that will be strength and nourishment for birds
that will be the sap of plants and mountains.

— Rosario Murillo

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