as we continue along
in the old, long movement of understanding...
that we are both beauty and sustenance

we will sing the land

our treasure is here...

in the lands we are rooted in
in our hearts' love of this life
in community with each other

our singing will be a plow to open up to the land
and to let this magnificence come through...

Carolyn McDade ~ November 2002 ~ PEI