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Owens, Elisabeth, R. (ed.) / Encore: more of parallel press poets
(2006)

Whitney, J.D.
Grandmother,   pp. 71-72


Page 72

 
Poet's Statement 
Dominant, Euro-American culture stands to (needs to) learn from all the peoples
who inhabited North America-gently and successfully-long before 1492. 
Creation is not done, not finished. The world was not made primarily for
human 
beings. There are no such things as "lower forms of life." All
the creatures and 
energies on this great Earth have personhood-spirit, energy, sentience, purpose,
rights, knowledge. 
     So while the argument continues between the Evolutionists and Intelligent
Designers, Grandmother sits back, watches, and laughs (some) as she goes
about 
the busyness of keeping all the persons in Creation as happy and balanced
as she 
can. Her work is never done-resolving little disputes and misunderstandings,
clari- 
fying things, making adjustments to the world and how it works, and having
a little 
beasty fun while she's at it. 
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