Junk Mail Art for Earth Day
“Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.”
Infinite mystery, spirits in green,
essence enduring connected by roots
of and inside of, devouring with growth.
Silence of green, traced in shadow, unseen
spirits compounding with opening fruit,
mystery hidden, unseasoned, renewed
guardian tree spirit, green giving birth,
swaddled in mystery, nourished with blood.
It’s Earth Day! so some recycled junk mail art seems appropriate. And Green Man, the male counterpart to Mother Earth, is also a perfect subject. Did you know that Robin Hood, Peter Pan, the Green Knight, and Puck all come out of Green Man mythology?
I was lucky enough to attend the first Earth Day in 1970 in Washington DC. I lived near Baltimore at the time, and some friends had been invited to sing at the event. That was 46 years ago–there’s still a lot of work to be done. But we can all help every day by using less, and recycling more.
This card is part of my junk mail art mythology series. The day is part of Doodlewash‘s Month of Celebratory Days. The poem answers two prompts: Writer’s Quote Wednesday, theme “mystery”, sponsored by Silver Threading and Ronovan Writes, and another san san, the challenge this week from Jane Dougherty.