A passel of poems by Ron Faust: “Trespassing,” crossing a line not irrelevant; “The Great Divide,” honoring a falsely accused senator; “On Earth Day,” walking the tender Earth; and “Rainy Daffodils.”
“Blowin’ in the Wind” framed our sorrow about the war on Ukraine, with reflections and hope shared at the PeaceWorks Annual Meeting via Zoom.
Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, of the Potawatomi Nation, will hold a Facebook event Thurs., Feb. 17, and you’re invited to a public showing in KC MO—free! She is the acclaimed author of the book, Braiding Sweetgrass.
A colorful tree, a Regal Petticoat Maple / Shows its yellow leaves waving in the sky And red, magenta, salmon underneath / Particularly in the Fall downsizing
At the rally concluding the Peace Walk, Mary Hladky poses a question from Howard Zinn: “Have we reached a point in history where we are ready to embrace a new way of living in the world, expanding not our military power, but our humanity?”
While on the Flint Hills Nature Trail, I realized how deeply our radical interconnectedness with plants, trees, animals, bugs, deer and wolves, and with other humans, renders any act of violence toward each other or the Earth utterly ludicrous. We will not go quietly into the deep dark destruction of nuclear madness!
Once a peace walker decided to journey / From Wichita to a Kansas City nuclear weapon plant / Some 253 miles, including the Flint Hills Nature Trail, / To save the earth and ban nuclear weapons
Long on talking, long on walking. A band of Charles Carney’s friends gathered Sept. 5 for the Admire-to-Miller part of his Peace Walk from Wichita, KS, to Kansas City, MO.
An early morning stroll on the Flint Hills Nature Trail provides sheer delight today!
“Peace must be the solution to the climate crisis,” Kristin Scheer suggested during her vacation with Ann Suellentrop. “We need big answers, and we need them fast.”