Plant a Tree on Earth Day

May we scrape the cement
off our shoes
and bury our feet
deep in the humus and black soil
from which we came;
Deep into the Rainforest floor
where wilder and more innocent
dreams are birthed.

May we dive into our oceanic longings
and surface at the North Pole
where we touch all things tenderly
knowing one day we must part
when the evening comes.

May we climb the Achaia Tree
and swing from Serengeti branches
daring us to call the canopy
our home.

May we have the courage
to speak to her by name,
Our Darling Earth,
as we gaze into her eyes
and see the love she bares for us;
even after all this time.

Even after all this time
the Desert does not say
to the Rain,
“You owe me.”
Nor does Darling Earth
to us.

May we find our earth-scape:
river, mountain,
desert, lake
valley, forest or plain
and let it shape our soul
into someone more like ourselves
women who recognize from where we came
and to where we go.

May we splash in tide pools
and build our castles from the sand;
May we laugh and twirl with the seagulls
and count the clouds.

May we rejoice and dream
with bare feet and seaweed in our hair
knowing we never looked or felt
more beautiful
than now.

Now that we understand
who we are to Darling Earth
and who She is to us.
Even after all this time
She never says
“You owe me.”

What will you do
with a love like that?

TreeSisters wants to do something gorgeously poetic and celebratory and also profoundly practical for 2015 Earth Day. And we want to do it in sisterhood; we want to do it with you. Beginning today, Tuesday April 21st through Sunday, April 26th (until 12:00 pm PST) all one-time gifts and all new monthly donations will go straight to the Earth. In celebration of our love and commitment to our Darling Earth, 100% of your gift will go directly to planting trees.

It currently costs approximately £1.00/$1.50 to plant a tree in India through our partner Project Green Hands. During this Earth Day Campaign all amounts (no matter how small or large) will be accepted. Imagine what your gift will mean for our planet and the trees:

Visit our donation page here.

This Earth Day may we find the crossroads of the sacred and the wild and hold out our hands in a gift offering to our Darling Earth; now that we understand who we are to Her and who She is to us. Even after all this time. What will you do with a love like that?

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Edveeje is the Director of Operations for TreeSisters. She lives off-grid on ten acres of raw mountain land in the Mother Forest of Southern Appalachia where she is passionate about the power of place and how our relationship to Nature can infuse, inspire, and call forth, not only our souls, but our part in the Great Turning.