9 May 2009

A Green Prayer.

Save me a clean stream, flowing
to unpolluted seas;

lend me the bare earth, growing,
untamed flowers and trees.

May I share safe skies
when I wake, every day

with birds and butterflies?
Grant me a space where I can play

with water, rocks, trees and sand;
lend me forests, rivers, hills and sea.

Keep me a place in this old land,
somewhere to grow, somewhere to be.

Jane Whittle.
From the New Oxford Treasury of Childrens Poems.

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