Monday, December 21, 2015

Bless the Beasts and the Children

Beautiful painting of young Canadian activist for Mother Earth,
 Ta'Kaiya Blaney of the Sliammon Band of B.C.
painted by nature artist Betsy Popp

There are many reasons to celebrate at this time of year. Whether you celebrate winter solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Pancha Ganapati, Ramadan, Eid-al-Adha, Omisoka, or simply being alive on Planet Earth, the staff of Poets United wishes you and yours only good things as this year draws to a close, and a new one gets ready to begin.

At this time, we wish to thank our staff and community members for a year of sharing and enjoying poetry. Thanks for sticking with us. We will be back on January 3rd with the Poetry Pantry, and we look forward to sharing with you our love of the written word in 2016.

We leave you with this beautiful song, sung by Ta'Kaiya Blaney when she was just nine years old. Ta'Kaiya is of the Sliammon Band. She lives in North Vancouver, B.C. She is thirteen now, and is a well-known environmental activist, an eco-warrior who speaks and sings all over the world. She is one of my heroes. Her beauty and innocence, along with the images of the earth and water as she sings this song, always brings me to tears. May all be well with you and yours, my friends, during the festive season. Blessings to all the beasts and the children.





19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful message, Sherry! Again - Happy Holidays to All! See you in 2016.

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  2. What a little sweetheart - isn't it good when children and animals show 'grown ups' about life - thank you for all the interviews and see you here soon xo

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  3. Thank you Sherry for the lovely video. The message is always in my heart. I wish you and all the staffand poets at Poets United a peaceful and fun Holiday Season. See you next year.

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  4. Thank you, Sherry, for this post and the long sight of your vision. Let there be Light!

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  5. Thank you for this year and celebrate a wonderful holiday...

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  6. Always true message when pure child voice delivers it...Thanks...

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  7. Yes, she is amazing. She has addressed the United Nations, went to Paris and spoke at the climate change conference, she is everywhere. Happy holidays , my friends.......looking forward to the new year and another year of sharing poetry.

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  8. Sherry, a beautiful message within the heart of a song. Wishing everyone peace during this holiday season.

    Bright Blessing my friends!

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  9. So beautiful Sherry...Happy holidays friends...see you in 2016...

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  10. Beautiful! Happy Holidays, dear poetic friends ~ looking forward to seeeing you all in 2016. :)

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  11. Beautiful Sherry....Wishing all Happy Holidays and much Peace in the New Year!

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  12. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for posting this. Best wishes to you all! Have a happy new year!

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  13. Sherry, thank you for this beautiful video.
    and Poets United has been a wonderful community in 2015.
    best wishes to all in the new year! :)

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  14. Seasons Greetings. Thanks for being such a wonderful hostess, Sherry

    Much love...

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  15. This is lovely Sherry! Thank you for all you do and for continuing with me on this poetry journey--

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