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On Rising Ecospiritually: Some Rhymed Reflections

by  Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist and human rights educator from Recife, Brazil
Poem dedicated to RISE, Research Institute for Spiritual Ecology, to be established by U.S. anthropologist Leslie Sponsel (Prof. emeritus, University of Hawaii)

If you would like ecospiritually to rise

First of all, be(come) environmentally wise

 

If you would like ecospiritually to rise

The dignity of all beings on Earth, please recognize

 

If you would like ecospiritually to rise

The Rights of Nature  please also prioritize

 

If every morning ecospiritually you would like to rise

Think of the blessing of being alive as a God-given prize

 

If ecospiritually a community you would like to deeply investigate

In Foundations of Spiritual Ecology yourself you should educate

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