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Environment - In & Out

Anu Thirunarayanan

Environment - In & Out
a poem by Anu Thirunarayanan

* The land of temples, Tamil Nadu﹘

Reverberation deep in my heart,

From the bells and the chants

That echo through the hollow halls

* The country of agriculture, India﹘

Loam and dirt under my feet,

For the coconut trees tenderly planted

That give coconut tender so sweet

~ It’s in my blood

To care about Mother Earth

As the divine spirit, a goddess;

To take her abundant riches graciously

And consume with mindfulness:

Supporting my being

~ It’s in my blood

To care for one another

As godly, spirits meant to meet;

To center people and community

Around what makes our life full:

Solace, Soil, & Soul

Cover Photo Source: Amy Adejokun,

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