Guardians of the Earth

Guardians of the Earth


Winter cold settles on the valley
with smoke curling
from the rooftops
into steel gray skies.
The trees stand alone
surrounded by cement,
crows inhabit the wires
that fill the airwaves
with messages of isolation
while guardians of the Earth
surround the sacred planet.
The presence of the ancient ones
penetrates the dark night,
lighting the altars
in stone lined chambers
on solstice dawn,
their radiance broadcast
from deep heaven
to the caverns of memory,
reminding us of the births
occurring now and now,
always now
in choruses of joy
sung by the eternals.




Christmas 2021




Reading of “Guardians of the Earth” with music by Vince Guaraldi






9 Responses to “Guardians of the Earth”

  1. David Barnes says:

    In thanksgiving, I blend with your voice Don, in radiant broadcast from each altar and shrine—as Guardians of the Earth we turn our chorus of joy toward that Greater Light pouring forth through the Central Shrine of the Whole

  2. Eric Dunn says:


  3. David Banner says:

    What an image this one conjures up Thanks, Don…

  4. Tom Figel says:

    Don, I admire the poem and also the mythology in your work.

  5. Eleanor Gill Milner says:

    That about covers all of it, doesn’t it? Thank you for the reminders, Don. Hoping for you to stay safe and happy through these unusual times we live in now.

  6. Alice Penwell says:

    We have always known
    Even building reminders
    Our fear turns to Love

    Thank you

  7. Christina Pivarnik says:

    Stunningly beautiful, Don. We are the guardians of the earth and we are singing in the chorus of joy as eternals. Blessings to you.

  8. bill dare says:

    Beautifully crafted and shared, Don.

  9. Maria Frid says:

    What a privilege to know of our guardianship………..thank you for this beautiful message! Sending warm greetings, Don.

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