• Earth Day

    In honor of the 51st commemoration of Earth Day as well as speaking to “spring-song” of justice long-denied for those in the black community, a poem by the late African-American poet, Langston Hughes

     

     

     An Earth Song 

     It’s an earth song,

    And I’ve been waiting long for an earth song.

    It’s a spring song,

    And I’ve been waiting long for a spring song.

    Strong as the shoots of a new plant

    Strong as the bursting of new bud

    Strong as the coming of the first child from its mother’s womb.

    It’s an earth song,

    A body song,

    A spring song,

    I have been waiting long for this spring song.

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