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love letter to the milky way

a book of poems
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
White Cloud Press
 | 
November, 2011
ISBN:
9781935952541
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Inside this slim volume of poems, Drew Dellinger takes us on a beautiful journey into the emerging new universe story, with all its glory and suffering, mystery and meaning. Here you’ll experience not only the call to oneness and wildness, you will also come to rage against the forces of injustice and greed that threaten to extinguish not only species but the beauty of the world itself. The poems are interspersed here and there with colour photos of Earth rising, galaxy clusters, cloud patterns, and other wonders.

Dedicated to ‘eco-theologian’ Thomas Berry, this small book of very big poems reaches out to the far ends of the Milky Way and to the inner depths of the soul. The power of his poetry is tied to his passion for ecological survival and social justice movements. He’s been called “the poet laureate of the global justice democracy movement.”

I am myths where violets blossom from blood

like dying and rising gods

I’m the boundary of time

soul encountering soul

and tongues of fire

 

it’s 3:23 in the morning

and I can’t sleep

because my great great grandchildren

ask me in dreams

what did you do while the earth was unraveling?

 —from the poem “hieroglyphic stairway” read on the floor of Congress during climate change hearing.

Drew Dellinger’s poetry and performances have touched thousands across six continents. He is, in the words of Cornell West, “one of the most creative, courageous and prophetic poets of his generation.”

Publisher’s Description: 

A small book of very big poems. Drew Dellinger's poetry reaches out to the far ends of the Milky Way and to the inner depths of the soul. His poetry and performances have captivated thousands across six continents. He is, in the words of Cornell West, "one of the most creative, courageous and prophetic poets of his generation." This power of his poetry is tied to his passion for ecological survival and social justice movements. The Rev. Osagyefo Sekou calls Dellinger "the poet laureate of the global justice democracy movement."
it's 3:23 in the morning
and I'm awake
because my great great grandchildren
won't let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in my dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?
from the poem "hieroglyphic stairway" read on the floor of Congress during climate change hearings

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