Poem of the month:
the inspiration for last month’s Being Green Again workshop
We began as mineral
We emerged into plant life and into
the animal state, and then to being human
And always we have forgotten our former states
except in early spring,
when we dimly recall being green again.
So now humankind is being led along
an evolving course through
of intelligence and though we seem
to be sleeping, there is an inner
that directs the dream
It will eventually startle us back
to the truth of who we are.
translated by Coleman Barks