The Writings ,Motivations ,thoughts and poetry was impromptu writings by participants who attended the first Female poets for environment seminar in October 2012 in Harare, Zimbabwe,
Writing of thought - an environmental quote.- Reading from Seattle
'How can you or sell the sky ?The warmth of the land? We do not own the freshness of the air or the sparkle of the water. Earth is not man brother but his enemy ,because he takes from the land whatever he needs. and when he has conquered he moves on.
He kidnaps the earth from his children. He does not care,if all the beasts are gone man would from great loniness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beast happens to man. All things are connected"
Another Inspirational Writing
For too many years Africa has watched with open eyes and bound mouth as modern systems destroy mother nature. Africa is shining in the so called new era. We need to take a step forward in protecting the natural world. May the beauty of trees and the smell of nature live forever.
A Poem - Nature Walk by Peggie Umind Shangwa
befriend me gusts of wind
whisper your peace to my mind
Embrace me, in the calmness
Be , Be the adventure,my wondering mind seeks
green trees dance with me
rain your tiny leaves on me
scatter your love
so that in my hair it rests
Be friend me torrents of water
cool my feet
massage my feet
in the flowing waters
Be , be the enchantment
that captures my heart,earth,water ,sky ,sun ,rocks,trees , grass lands
Take me on a nature walk
Motivation by Kudakwashe Shambira
Greed and selfish motives of man is highly considered as a major cause of environmental degradation.Since the time of industrialization,poor and rich people have been helping in pollution,climate change and thorough land degradation.The discovery of fossil fuel meant a lot of earth excavation and degradation. Emissions of gases rapidly increased dangers of climate change and weather distortions.Shall we deprive future generations of mother earth in her most natural state?Shall we continue to poison her in the name of development?Food for thought.
Thoughts by Philis Tena
- It all started when mother nature provided me food,herbs and water ,such essentials.Those essentials where ingredients to sense my belonging as a member of the creation of mother earth and thus when i realised that i had to be a responsible human being without manipulating the givens of life for self gratification but protecting it.
Thought by Wendy Maminimini
It begins with us,conserve and preserve our natural heritage for the future generations.
Apoem by Sandra Taonameso
Broken pieces of glass,
toilet paper flying around in this land we live in.
industries disposing into rivers
gases gushing out into the air
massive weapons fired in the middle east that have left the land in waste
See terrible tremors and quakes cracking the eearth ,swallowing mankind
Dear Haiti , I know you suffered the fate.
Saying by Mbizo Chirasha
My breath do not pollute my space
my smoke do not pollute my bedroom
my voice do not pollute my beer garden
Edited and Compiled by Mbizo Chirasha/ Project Manager