Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ode to Freedom

This is a beautiful piece on uTube, sponsored by PETA2 (the youth activist leg of PETA).  PETA has a tee shirt of the "ode to freedom" concept also.

Inspired by this idea, I made my own ode. It is not a classic Greek ode, but is done in metric verse.

An Ode to Freedom


Soft grass upon the hillside grows,

it blooms in gold and green


The worms below will till the soil,

all life on earth to feed


The mother cow takes sweetness in,

to meet her baby’s need


No grasping hand to steal her milk,

no predatory deed


From worm to cow to calf to me,

all creatures may be free


When we who take so heedlessly

allow all life to be


In concert and, by divine right,

exist in Liberty.



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