(Poem) Oh Mother, Our Mother by Mary Saracino

When the sun rises

and the moon sets

when the earth sings

and the sky sighs

will we remember

that clouds are kin to every human

that every woman, every man

is mother, father, sister, brother

to every bird that soars every tree that welcomes the wind?

Oh Mother, Our Mother

when will we remember

we are aunt and uncle to every flower

every bee, every field of grain

grandmother, grandfather

to every river, every ocean, too

that water blesses each of us

and blood binds every living thing?

Oh Mother, Our Mother

when will we claim your rhythms as our own

heed the secrets in our DNA

one human race, one planet

one precious home, one sheltered haven for

every living creature, great and small?

“Oh Mother, Our Mother” was first published on April 22, 2010 at wwww.newversenews.com to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.