To start the month of May thought perhaps we could ponder a little more on our situation but also remember what has happened before. Came across this poem written in 1869, which was reprinted during the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1919, and written by Kathleen O’Mara.
Have we learnt from these wise words below? Will the earth change?
And people stayed at home
And read books
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened
Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently And people healed.
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless, The earth also began to heal
And when the danger ended and People found themselves They grieved
for the dead And made new choices And dreamed of new visions And
created new ways of living And completely healed the earth Just as
they were healed.
Written By Nadine Bell