Rainforest by Libby Hathorn

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Oh don’t bring down

The ancient pine,

The breath of life

That’s yours and mine.

 

Don’t tear it out

saw it down

gouge it, chop it,

let it drown.

 

Don’t fell the tree

that’s stood so long.

Leave bird and bush

Where they belong.

 

Leave the forest,

Green gold place,

the glow of hope

on this earth’s

old face.

 

Source: Talks with my skateboard: A  Collection of poems by Libby Hathorn.  ABC, 1991.

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