Monday, May 16, 2005
When the heart
Is cut or cracked or broken
Do not clutch it
Let the wound lie open
Let the wind
From the good old sea blow in
To bathe the wound with salt
And let it sting.
Let a stray dog lick it
Let a bird lean in the hole and sing
A simple song like a tiny bell
And let it ring
Written By: Scott Silver, Executive Director, Wild Wilderness
"The People's Treasure is a wonderful poem by the Australian poet Michael
Leunig which beautifully describes how the privatizers are stealing what
we collectively own. It begins:
They're privatising things we own together.
And though we're still connected by the weather
They say that sharing things is now unsound.
They're lonelifying all the public spaces.
They're rationalising swags and billabongs.
They're awfulising nature's lovely places,
Dismantling the dreaming and the songs."
Wherever you look you can see the privatizers. Free-trade agreements, the
prison industrial complex, terminator seed technology and corporate run
school systems are just a few of the forms privatization is taking. It is
the impending Corporate Takeover of Nature with its associated
Privatization of Wildness where I have established my personal battle
lines in this larger fight."
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