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STANDING IN THE CIRCLE OF THE CEDAR
Words, music and photographs by Susan Hannah Rankin

Standing in the circle of the cedar,
I thought I heard my name.
Thought I saw a sasquatch and a spirit bear
Then came the rain.

Motherearth is soft and warm beneath my feet
The mountain stream runs fresh and clear
In the mist I see the ocean through the trees
Eagle soaring. Bounding deer.

Who, with heart
Who, with soul
Would ravage this for oil?
Who, with heart
Who, with soul
Would ravage this for gold?

Rain is softly falling all around
It falls on leaf and tree and me
And my soul is gently, warmly bathed
In an ancient sea of green.

Who, with heart
Who, with soul
Would ravage all of this for oil?
Who, with heart
Who, with soul
Would ravage all of this for gold?
Who, with heart
Who, with soul
Could ever let this go?

Standing in the Circle of the Cedar

Submitted by: Susan Rankin

Standing in the Circle of the Cedar is a song written specifically for the Great Bear Rainforest Contest June 2012. It is presented as a video with photographs taken in various areas of coastal BC

Comments (12)

Pema Rigzin said:

Posted 1 year 43 weeks ago

It was a pleasure reading it, Susan. Well done!

Cassandra Dolen said:

Posted 1 year 43 weeks ago

Hi Susan, This is a beautiful entry! I hope you get to go.....:)

Susan Rankin said:

Posted 1 year 43 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. They mean a lot. This app is very glitchy so I am often not able to access your comments, but I LOVE reading them and they are very important to me. :D THANK YOU XOX

Michelle Mainwaring said:

Posted 1 year 44 weeks ago

A simple, beautiful, truthful and soulful telling of what is at stake. The government is supposed to protect our treasures. Thank you for writing such a beautiful song. I voted for you!

Karen Quinlan said:

Posted 1 year 44 weeks ago

I don't know you but I want you to know that I can not get this song out of my head. It has all the haunting majesty of the rainforest. I looked at all the other entries and I think you nailed it.

Danielle Thompson said:

Posted 1 year 44 weeks ago

Wow! It gave me shivers! Beautiful!

Jim Bobbysez said:

Posted 1 year 45 weeks ago

Beautiful! Thanks for doing this, Susan.

Susan Rankin said:

Posted 1 year 45 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments. :D

Alistair Helms said:

Posted 1 year 45 weeks ago

Mysterious and beautiful, like the rainforest

Douglas L. said:

Posted 1 year 45 weeks ago

Go Susan, Go!

George Zabel said:

Posted 1 year 45 weeks ago

Beautiful

Kaitlin McCormack said:

Posted 1 year 46 weeks ago

Wow this is so pretty. You sound like an old cedar singing.

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