(a) How to Talk to
do we treat you with respect?
appropriate Nature conservation policies we select?
drilling the ocean floor, how responsibly do we care?
considering how in that process marine fauna/flora will fare?
your natural phenomena do we understand?
the impact of its forces we learn to withstand?
with Climate Change will we deal effectively?
pollution prevention/control legislation we´ll implement globally?
YOU, NATURE when will all Humanity learn appropriately to refer?
to YOU, full ECOlinguistic recognition Humanity will confer
NATURE, when will you provide Humanity with Earth-dignifying lights?
all global citizens share the effort of implementing NATURE´s
by Francisco Gomes de
Matos, a peace linguist, co-founder of ABA Global Education, Recife,
(b) The Big
appear to be short
the big lies
can make legs
The Big Lies (DIE GROßEN LÜGEN) by
Austrian poet Erich Fried(Translation Germain
Droogenbroodt – Stanley Barkan), ITHACA 565
(c) A Conspiracy of
will conspire to keep this blue dot floating and alive,
keep the soldiers from gunning down the children;
make the water clean and clear and plentiful,
put food on everybody’s table and hope in their hearts.
will conspire to find new ways to say people matter.
conspiracy will be bold.
will dance at wholly inappropriate times.
will burst out singing non-patriotic songs.
the not-so-secret password will be Peace.
Krieger from his recent collection, IN THE SHADOW OF
THE BOMB: POEMS OF SURVIVAL. (Read
a review of this collection).
published in Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Global Poetry