Monday, July 15, 2013


for Paul H. Ray

     A Global Wisdom Culture—what is that?
     A way that humankind may realize
     The time has come to lower Earth’s thermostat,
     Conserve its resources and otherwise
     Behave as sanely and responsibly
     As guardians and caretakers must do
     Who recognize this Earthly odyssey
     Is our clear cosmic mission to pursue.
     The awe we ought to feel as science shows
     The marvels of the universe displayed,
     Revealing how the whole shebang arose
     From nothing, yet is orderly arrayed,
          Shows us the motive that is rightly ours:
          To wisely use our own creative powers.