To Get In The Mood Please Start By Listening To This Video Whilst Reading This Special Poem:
Forest Hymn, Deep Forest
Farewell, now, my sister
Up ahead there lies your road
And your conscience walks beside you
It's the best friend you'll ever know
And the past is now your future
It bears witness to your soul
Make sure that the love you offer up
Does not fall on barren soil
For the wind cries of late
In the whispering grass
Our way of life is held
In the spinning wheels of chance
I believe in a way of long ago
And the sounds I believe rose our glow
And we're changing our ways
Yes, we are taking on different roads
Tell me more about the forest
That you once called home
For the wind cries of late
In the whispering leaves
And the sun will turn to waste
The heavens we build above
Father, teach your children
To treat our mother well
If we give her back her diamonds
She will offer up her pearl
We must sing her creation song
Jeune du monde
Invoke the spirits that feed us
This dreaming takes too long
But I'm not bitter, no, I'm surviving
To face the world, to raise the future
So why don't you tell me, come on and tell me
About the world you left behind
Can you tell me?
Songwriters: Eric Mouquet / Michel Sanchez Forest Hymn lyrics
Thursday 21st March is the International Day of the Forest to promote education to Learn to Love Forests and we at @ecoTrain, @tribesteemup and @Earthtribe want to put it smack bang on the steem blockchain's agenda by throwing down a challenge. @ecotrain are offering 20 steem in prizes – 2 x 10 steem for the best entries, and upvotes from the @ecoTrain and @tribesteemup accounts.The prizes are just to make it a bit more fun, because I hope we all get into the mood and enjoy taking part even more.
The challenge is simple, to post about something related to forests. I would like to encourage us to get out there and do something, but you can also stay at home and write or be creative. Below are some ideas, but please feel free to let your imagination run wild.
POST about FORESTS:
- Your art and/or memories about the world's forests.
- Poems or short fiction.
- Tell us about your forests in your neighbourhood.
- Post about the plants and animals who thrive in your forest.
- Or tell us about your forest activism or why forests are important to you.
- GO on a Forest Foraging walk and share your bounty with us with photos or videos.
- Photograph some interesting animals that you discover in a forest near you.
- Forest Facts? Amaze us with your knowledge about Forests and things we may not know.
- Photograph yourself passionately hugging a tree and wishing it a happy Forest Day!
Give us your BEST ORIGINAL ENTRY Sunday 24th March.
TAG IT with #ecotrain, #earthtribe and #tribesteemup then post a link to your entry in the comments of this challenge post.
Monday 25th of March we will publish the curation of the winners.
Ready? Set? Go!
Thank you to @artemislives for her inspiration for this idea and help with the post!
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