Earth Summit When we speak of environment
we talk of ourselves
when we talk of Mother Earth
we speak of Father Ocean
when we talk of the oceans
the rivers and the sea
we speak about our own living waters
within us and our blood
when we speak about the land
we speak about our bodies, our feet
our wholeness. our hands
when we speak about the universe
the clouds and the sky
we speak about our thoughts
our dreams, our being
when we speak about the sun
we speak about the light and warmth of life
the golden cup from which we all sip
and which, if we block it out
or destroy the vital shield,
we ensure that, equally,
as we now live we will
as equally, all die
when we attack and exploit one
we attack and exploit ourselves
and all creation.

Kevin Gilbert
(Bogong, 1997).