Mid-Month Meditation: “planetize the movement” by Drew Dellinger

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from the Sept 2014 People’s Climate March in NYC

“planetize the movement” by Drew Dellinger

planetize the movement

we are standing on a planet
that is shooting through space,
and it’s time we started acting like it

imagine nations with freed imaginations

it’s time for s/he who
sees the way
to seize the day,
seize the hour,
seize the levers of power
and
be the change

a new page,
a new stage of drama
we need a movement of movements
in the age of Obama,
‘cause not even a messiah could cure this empire

we need all of us
to face all of the past,
and move past it
I ain’t gonna study war no more,
except in history classes

globalize liberation,
planetize the movement—

you can’t stop
the Earth’s revolution.

The snafu was the half who
would settle for half-truth
so I’m at it again with a pad and a pen
some things deserve to dissolve
and the last shall be first and vice-versa

(you are floating
on a planet;
act accordingly)

cryosphere melting,
ten trillion tears
to a vanishing planet

Earth—dream blossom
of the cosmos:
silent universe,
speaking in species

every cell is intelligent
cultivate bioluminescence

the breath is the bridge

imagine nations with freed imaginations

we are standing on a planet
that is shooting through space,
and it’s time we started acting like it

globalize liberation,
planetize the movement—

you can’t stop
the Earth’s revolution.

(Originally published in Tikkun magazine, Jan./Feb. 2009)

About the Author

Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is a speaker, poet, and writer about issues of  ecology, justice, cosmology, and connectedness.  He is the founder of Planetize the Movement.  Drew has presented at TEDWomen, Bioneers, the Green Festival, the Dream Reborn, and the Parliament of the World’s Religions. and shared stages with Thomas Berry, Julia Butterfly Hill, Brian Swimme, and Joanna Macy.  He is the author of a book of poems, Love Letter to the Milky Way.  He also created and taught the course, “New Cosmology: The Universe Story” on ecology, worldviews, and the work of Thomas Berry. His multimedia presentation, “The Cosmic Narrative”, was made into a film, The Awakening Universe. languages.  Drew holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religion from CIIS, and was an Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Social Ecology.
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