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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:01 pm

People's Poetry

ecopoem #7

in switzerland in ’54 I heard children on the playground chanting this singsong rhyme: ce qui plait — l’escargot — ne plait pas a tout le monde! what’s pleasing to the snail does not please all the world! a truth worth chanting though now belatedly we are seeing our need to please the snail the whale the cod the bee the tree the soil plus all those micro-organisms upon whose pleasure our pleasure and our survival are so entwined

© Jacqueline Jackson 2009