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Eulogy for Wangari Maathai

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Eulogy for Wangari Maathai


Wangari Maathai is not dead 
I roll back my tear
Peer from my window
Deep the grooming forest

Switch off my radio
Tear the headline
I refuse the epitaph
I write no word

Her monument must sprout 
Beyond the canopy
She died to defend

Let Wangari not die
Mother of mother nature
Where she lives!

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  1. Date: 9/28/2011 9:54:00 PM
    The third berse is so meaningful with your description. I'm sure she would be honored to think this was written for her

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 8:44:00 AM
    Prof. Wangari Maathai is an institution in variety of manners. For us, Kenyans, though she died yesterday the work she she stood for in terms of our relationshipship with nature will indict us if we mourn and forget. As the first African woman to win the nobel prize, it bespeaks what humanly determination can proffer. Hence the tribute. thanks for your readership and feedback.

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 8:42:00 AM
    Prof. Wangari Maathai is an institution in variety of manners. For us, Kenyans, though she died yesterday the work she she stood for in terms of our relationshipship with nature will indict us if we mourn and forget. As the first African woman to win the nobel prize, it bespeaks what humanly determination can proffer. Hence the tribute. thanks for your readership and feedback.

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    Date: 9/27/2011 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Prof. Wangari Maathai is an institution in variety of manners. For us, Kenyans, though she died yesterday the work she she stood for in terms of our relationshipship with nature will indict us if we mourn and forget. As the first African woman to win the nobel prize, it bespeaks what humanly determination can proffer. Hence the tribute. thanks for your readership and feedback.
  1. Date: 9/27/2011 6:14:00 AM
    Good morning, Peter. Did u write this for her funeral? I believe these words are very powerful and give a great personifying effect...monument must sprout...great description.Sorry for this special loss....eulogies are very difficult to write. Gwendolen