All of the streams trapped underground or poisoned
Began roaring with a single voice
All of the old barns torn down for parking lots
Rose up and marched
Like a gray army of coffin slats
All of the clear-cut trees in the north woods became ghosts
Haunting the houses of Parliament
And in the great cities, grass pricked the pavement
With its fine green swords
Thus, the great reclamation began
Karen Howell McFadden, from In the Rhythm of the All
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Hasnain Mirza and Elma Miranda, whose assistance and enthusiasm is much appreciated, are responsible for the website layout and design. Thanks also to Tina MacDougall and Kris McGrath for their initial advice.
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This website is dedicated to:
Kyle and Kaela,
and all other grandchildren everywhere.
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