I have been revisiting and revising some of the poems/songs I have written. Here are two that highlight the climate crisis and our response to it. Birth From stardust love has come to birth. The cosmic clouds contained the seed of life to grow upon the earth so love evolved at nature’s speed. From molecule to single cell life multiplied, spread everywhere. First formed beneath the ocean swell life changed and moved to land and air From dinosaur to chimpanzee each species played a vital part as life evolved and came to be a piece of love’s creative art. From Africa to Artic snow our human form now spans the earth. Will we find ways to make peace grow and so bring love to a new birth? (Suggested tune: Gonfalon royal) Earth vocations The crisis of earth means we all have a mission each with a gift for the role we must live; believe you have strength to take on the commission to save precious life by the service you give. The needs of the earth are not bounded by borders so speak to all powers as prophets of truth; and go to the ends of the earth under orders with courage, compassion and hope as did Ruth.* The future of earth needs us all to be daring, so use every talent and show every skill take heart from all those whose vocations we’re sharing and make every effort with heart and strong will. The nature of earth is to nurture new creatures so welcome each stranger and offer them peace; safeguard the abandoned, and be their kind teachers, be generous in giving and love without cease. (Suggested tune: The Bard of Armagh) * Ruth could refer to the Moabite who went with her mother-in-law to another country. Or to Ruth Bader Ginsberg who was a highly respected American Supreme Court Judge or to any other Ruth who inspires with courage and conviction.