Remember our endangered species and the gifts they bring us….

Watching the antics of our earthly creatures is enjoyable and also a lesson for us on the ethereal plane that speaks of the interconnectedness of all things.    When any of these valuable creatures become extinct, a break in the chain of bio diversity reverberates much more than we can imagine, unless of course we are biologists!  I’m not a biologist.   However, the importance of All That Is for us, mankind, becomes clear when something that leaves us, disconnects other areas in our environment and thus affects our lives.

A wonderful gift from our Native American Cultures is how creatures give us messages important for our life experiences, our earth and mankind.  A great place I love to trek on is a local peak in my neck of the woods.  This place is home to two Peregrine Falcons, a bird of prey, dangerously in extinction.   They bring a rich harmony to the mountain and their flight is amazing to watch.  Spiritually, Peregrine’s energy tells us how to have patience and wait for that right moment to capitalize on opportunity or to use speed and stealth to grab a target.   When you watch their flight patterns,  you can see this message.    Last year, I wrote a poem for these two lovely raptors nesting on the mountain.  This poem is in my book, Walking On HIS Footstool, pages 172 and 173.  Cheers to your beauty, Peregrine Falcon.

The Protector

I should like to introduce you
To a beautiful place on high ground.
Please meet a headland of formidable rock,
Who is honorable escort to a graceful river.

A north view of Mount Sugarloaf, South Deerfield, Massachusetts, shrouded in snow.

A view of the Connecticut River in the Pioneer Valley, from the summit of Mount Sugarloaf, South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

The beautiful mountain is generous in light,
Bringing joy and repast to many visitors.
A sentinel lives there on the rock cliffs,
And guards the environment with his special flight.

Peregrine Falcon, scoping out prey off the cliffs of Mount Sugarloaf, South Deerfield, Massachusetts

Peregrine can see far and hovers in watchfulness,
He works for God as a message to us,
Of respect and love for all we hold dear,
Especially the physical places we call home every year.

For the mountain was cut in the earth for a reason,
And the river flows serenely beneath it.
I could be talking about a mountain in your local region,
So you will have to imagine a place in your mind’s eye,
Your mountain of beauty, in the living of your lives.

When we care about our living places,
God’s light expands everywhere.
And abundance grows for everyone, year after year.

©2010 Cindy Eksuzian, all rights reserved.

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25 Responses to Remember our endangered species and the gifts they bring us….

  1. Mr Blaque says:

    This piece really make me miss Mississippi, thank you for displaying nature in its true form. Beautiful, Beautiful Piece!

    http://mrblaque78.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/alone-with-selfish-demons-4/

  2. Jingle says:

    mountain view and flying birds are stunning,

    beautiful introduction.
    you rock.

    🙂

    • Your compliments are overwhelmingly and gratefully received. I just write for joy, for God and for everyone else! Have a great day! PS Are you related to Santa Claus?!

  3. Purvi says:

    Awesome work! You are a true environmentalist! wonderful 🙂
    Do drop in at ~
    http://puplumages.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/an-open-eyed-dream/

  4. seabell says:

    The way you look at things is absolutely important! You truly see beauty and put it in images and words… Well done!

  5. Tally says:

    A beautiful tribute to the peregrine falcons everywhere and nature as well, I’ve had an idea for my own blog and you helped me be more sure. Aka I like learning so why not learn about endangered species and post my findings?
    Really enjoyed the poem and the pictures too…

    • What a wonderful idea you have! The more awareness humanity can have on our valuable resources and how they help us live our everyday lives is monumental given the state of degradation of our earth in so many places, as well as the potential for weather related disasters that could wipe out our very needed bio diverse connections! I applaud you! And thank you for reading my post. I really appreciate your comment!

  6. Becky says:

    Your blog is beautiful! Love the pictures and words — thank you for sharing.

  7. tigerbrite says:

    Excellent words and pictures. So true about each animal holding some message for us. The endangered Tiger is close to my heart.

  8. meiro says:

    Lovely written, lovely pictures too.
    Enjoyed reading your work.

  9. bendedspoon says:

    so beautiful! I can imagine “God’s light expands everywhere.” 🙂

  10. robin says:

    beautiful imagery and descriptions. nice to meet you and i’ll visit again i’m sure

  11. What a beautiful poem! Your message of protecting the endagered species is an important one. My secondary blog is all about turtles. I hope it helps encourage people to protect them from becoming extinct.

    http://www.pokeyspals.blogspot.com

  12. Thanks for calling on my blog, Cindy.
    I echo your feelings for the wild places. Here in Britain the peregrine has recovered since the better control of organo-phosphate pesticides. They are now nesting on ancient high buildings: The Houses of Parliament in the middle of London and the spires of Winchester cathedral as well as their old homes on the sea cliffs.

    • That is amazing and great! A great example of a local geography (Great Britian) regenerating our earth. Humanity just needs to do this on a massive scale, to keep our bio diversification solid! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Cindy

  13. Jo Bryant says:

    What a wonderful post. It brings me peace when I find posts/blogs such as this, that there are champions out there for these creatures so beautiful and so fragile.
    🙂

  14. cinnamon blues says:

    Lovely poem and gorgeous pictures. I like the way you weave in issues of the day in a positive and uplifting way.

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