Recently I’ve been exploring the deep, dark and dirty business of extracting substances from the earth for profit, and have written a few articles for you, sharing the results. Throughout that time, one particular poem has been rumbling around in my head. It’s embedded in a wonderful musical experience to enjoy, or most likely re-enjoy, with you.

Here’s the poem:

“What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her
Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn
And tied her with fences and dragged her down”

                                         —Jim Morrison

And here’s where it’s found.

So, what’s on your mind tonight?