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Choose the world you want to live in. Via @Alex_Verbeek #ParisAgreement pic.twitter.com/J33CjoJHXN — UN Climate Action (@UNFCCC) August 27, 2016
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How she knows she is not useless yet:
Old cornstalks must be shattered right
Where they stood green, to feed worms

She knows are waiting in darkness.
Her hens wait too, for water, for feed,
Especially for deadnettles, nipplewort,

Kale and comfrey. Some hummingbirds
Now arriving check the lilac for their
Own nectar bottle that hung there
While last spring, summer and fall
Slipped past. There are wasp queens

She finds sleeping in her woodpile;
Her heart skips a beat as she sees
Each one, for she fears them, yet

Interests herself in their rest and
Safety, for the good they do her garden.

Now she mucks out her barn, for
Of her things she values rich mulch, almost
To distraction, most. But slowly;

Under beams and eaves hang cobwebs,
Sacs of eggs suspended in each, waiting
End of winter, not to be disturbed.
Lest she forget to serve all equitably,
Every bucket of soiled barn water
She carries to her trees to tip out:
Something to stave off drought.

Yes, she's earned the right, she thinks,
Even in this so solitary place,
To call herself an asset to her friends.
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There was a point to simpler times
Growing risk of plastic & microbead in seafood identified as huge health problem https://t.co/joC0K7viqS pic.twitter.com/Uw48ktGl3B — Greenpeace (@Greenpeace) August 25, 2016
Growing risk of plastic & microbead in seafood identified as huge health problem https://t.co/joC0K7viqS pic.twitter.com/Uw48ktGl3B— Greenpeace (@Greenpeace) August 25, 2016
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Small is beautiful
These biointensive farms show how smallholdings can grow more food than conventional approaches https://t.co/Ah4msjRwZG via @CivilEats — SusFoodTrust (@SusFoodTrust) August 26, 2016
These biointensive farms show how smallholdings can grow more food than conventional approaches https://t.co/Ah4msjRwZG via @CivilEats— SusFoodTrust (@SusFoodTrust) August 26, 2016
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Spring springs upon her unawares;
Perhaps she thought snow would drift
Right up to her window, as it should
In February, as in her memory
No such month escaped some white.
Going forth in a sleeveless shift

She pockets up seeds for flats,
Pulls out dank bins of soil,
Reaches for small pots, sets hope
In light. Such April ploys are
Not to be counted on, she knows --
Guessing random frosts
Still may spring upon her unawares.
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New York? What New York?
Greenland’s ice sheet is in danger. Here’s what we’re seeing on the frozen landscape. https://t.co/TXsSZSccy8 — InsideClimate News (@insideclimate) August 26, 2016
Greenland’s ice sheet is in danger. Here’s what we’re seeing on the frozen landscape. https://t.co/TXsSZSccy8— InsideClimate News (@insideclimate) August 26, 2016
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Here is an old environmental blog, with more than 800 posts, to which I have added some new bits, so as to be a bit more up-to-date.
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Consider the possibilities
Meet the global average temperature record, the grandaddy of climate indicators https://t.co/PMv9L6eaQO pic.twitter.com/E65Zfcu9Yf — WXshift (@wxshift) August 27, 2016
Meet the global average temperature record, the grandaddy of climate indicators https://t.co/PMv9L6eaQO pic.twitter.com/E65Zfcu9Yf— WXshift (@wxshift) August 27, 2016
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Get your feet wet
Interactive wetlands map to contribute to action on climate change: https://t.co/z0nqa3BUkx @CIFOR pic.twitter.com/4UPfyn8uRi — CGIAR (@CGIAR) August 26, 2016
Interactive wetlands map to contribute to action on climate change: https://t.co/z0nqa3BUkx @CIFOR pic.twitter.com/4UPfyn8uRi— CGIAR (@CGIAR) August 26, 2016
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No waiting
Global Warming's Great Hiatus Gets Another Debunking https://t.co/2cVqlNsvHN (from the archive) #climate pic.twitter.com/WMUcIuDRwD — InsideClimate News (@insideclimate) August 26, 2016
Global Warming's Great Hiatus Gets Another Debunking https://t.co/2cVqlNsvHN (from the archive) #climate pic.twitter.com/WMUcIuDRwD— InsideClimate News (@insideclimate) August 26, 2016
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Small farmers can cool the #Earth . Poster by artist @favianna . #climate #ecology #foodsovereignty pic.twitter.com/uFE0b9MJ2P — AgroEcology Fund (@FundAgroEcology) August 23, 2016
Small farmers can cool the #Earth. Poster by artist @favianna. #climate #ecology #foodsovereignty pic.twitter.com/uFE0b9MJ2P— AgroEcology Fund (@FundAgroEcology) August 23, 2016
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DoYū Risa Bear, poet and microfarmer. Soto Zen, she/her
Bragging rights
http://amazon.com/author/risabear
Work
Occupation
Retiree, homesteader and writer; see https://sites.google.com/site/stonyrunpress/Home/risa-bear-curriculum-vitae
Skills
Writing, editing, homesteading, permaculture
Employment
  • Poet
    1975 - present
    http://collectedpoemsrisabear.blogspot.com/
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Female
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Spring springs
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Spring springs upon her unawares; Perhaps she thought snow would drift Right up to her window, as it should In February, as in her memory No

What was hers, but is not hers just now
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What was hers, but is not hers just now, Having suffered a rising tide of voles And other rodents (she does not doubt), is The potting shed/

You are already you
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Lin Chi studied with Huang Po. Master and student were planting trees on the mountain behind the monastery (where of course there was alread

It begins with mare's tails
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It begins with mare's tails: wisps of ice That spread, ghostly fingers from Beyond the southwestern horizon; her Ears feel the chill as she

That time when there is yet nothing
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That time when there is yet nothing, Her skills being at rest, synchronized And sympathetic with soil's sleep -- Timid buds of lilac or jonq

Anticipation
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This time of year that room is not much visited. Its herringbone-patterned floor of worn bricks tilts here and there where rodents have made

Arctic sea ice is vanishing far faster than anyone thought possible
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Arctic sea ice is melting faster than models predicted, and it is already wildly, maybe permanently, changing the planet.

Weather is a thing
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Weather is a thing, now, she tells herself, Every day surprising -- week, month And season. When, whether and what To plant, or how to sched

Decembering in the orchard
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All that is left is the Granny Smiths; she Loves that they cling to their shivered tree, Leaves long gone. Even the hens have left off Trust

What to do with leaves
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What to do with leaves, if one cannot leave them Here beneath aspen, gum, maple and birch As what they become in winter, a kind of skirt To

What to do about trees
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What to do about trees, for she had room: Have an orchard. But isn't that thinking About twenty years ahead? So she went To the tool room fo

The rhythm of the work
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The rhythm of the work is to set down Her padded bench, a flat, and trowel at the End of a bed and drop as if in prayer, Reach for the trowe

Just about her favorite thing
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Just about her favorite thing is to Unseal bright papery packets and Set out flats of germination soil The length of her bench, then scratch

What's more than luck
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Padding along among roots and stobs in shade, I take the north-slope path to see old friends: red huckleberry and mountain hemlock subsistin

There are rooms in a life
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There are rooms in a life that may sometimes Have someone in them; but they are guests there. Even when one most loves, one may find, Really

Wassail
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In August, but this year in July, Gravensteins: golden fleshed, generous, kind to cook, ciderer and ring-dryer. She tries everything, but mo

Much, much more
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Rattling around in her potting shed once she came across packets five years old; had not heart to toss the things away. Popping the lid from

The grace at the heart of the world
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She's not much for recipes. The bowl sometimes invites her, and she oils it, cracks a duck egg or two, throws in a bit of stock or well wate

The things to do
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The things to do: bring an egg from her Hens, a found apple, beet leaf, cat's-ear foliage, Ensuring freshness even in October. The skillet s