Reconnecting With Earth Course Inspires Limericks for Conference Attendees. Happy Holidays from NWEI!

This Fall, NWEI’s Curriculum Director Lacy Cagle facilitated the Danforth Associates Northwest Conference as their resource person. Lacy brought NWEI’s Reconnecting with Earth course as key content for the weekend. Lacy says, “It’s a tradition at the Danforth Associates Northwest conference that the attendees write limericks about their experiences for the weekend. I was delighted by these and wanted to share them with you all — I hope you enjoy.”

The below limericks are credited to Danforth Associates Northwest. The limericks were all written during the September 30-October 2nd, 2012 annual conference.

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Northwest Earth Institute! Enjoy.

From the universe to deep ecology

(We) took them on without apology.

Earth Institute led the way

Our members joined the fray

With bursts of ecopsychology.

-Ernie Karlstrom


I am striving to live with nature’s flow.

To respect the heavens and

the earth below.

To reverence this mortal probation,

This moment which is our duration.

But darn it, I’ll miss my Pontiac GTO.

-Gary Huxford


In school I be learnin’ some countin’

Which I practice at the water fountain.

But then I came here

Talking ‘bout flowers and deer

Now I be thinkin’ like a mountain.

-Bob Soule



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