Ode to the Solar Age

Jay Owen Poetry by Hazel Henderson

Entering the Age of Light A new Age of Enlightenment Humans awakening To the Solar Age! Envisioned for centuries By many peoples on Earth Those who worshipped the Sun, Saw land and fire as sacred Living with earth and winds, Respecting the Four Directions. Yet hordes of strutting conquerors Brought …

Reflections

Jay Owen Poetry by Hazel Henderson

On the United Nations Symposium on the Science and Practice of complexity, Montpellier, France, May 9-11, 1984 The tendencies om Modern Art Will put the horse before Descartes, While modern science takes the course Of putting carets before the horse Philosophers may show a trend Towards carts with horses at …

“Pecos River Meditation”

Jay Owen Poetry by Hazel Henderson

Lovers of learning And all life Ponder meaning, over steaming cappuccino Wafting cinnamon And smooth cream. Chill snow Dusting the bright spring morning In ancient pueblo country Heart of the Land Of the Eagle. What high purpose Gives deepest meaning to their lives? Teacher? Learner? Enabler? Just helping others along? …

Ode to the Life Force

Jay Owen Poetry by Hazel Henderson

A pair of butterflies Pollinating, propagating, Flitting above The long procession of cultures Find themselves on pious, glorious day Scanning the vast blue Bay That Drake “discovered” For the English. Today it teems With myriad sights, sounds and smells Cable cars and seafood-sated pilgrims, Multitudes of sails and wings. Traders …

“Cyberspace is Sacredspace”

Jay Owen Poetry by Hazel Henderson

(published in the Merck Foundation publication ENOUGH 1999) Earthbound humans Soaring at last, In cyberspace. A leap in their long And painful journey Upward: from Olduvai, Altimira’s caves Catal Huyuk, Sumer, with waves Of patient migration To cover all the lands On the bosom Of Mother Earth. Cyberspace: Entrance to the Mind …

To an Unsung Hero

Jay Owen Poetry by Hazel Henderson

What fortunate people We who grew up under her wing! This is true courage: To toil each day for others. This is true valor: To keep faith with the future, Without compensation or recognition. Caring and sharing, honoring Nature Are de-valued in narrow economics, While guns, tanks and robots are …

Cosmic Economics

Jay Owen Poetry by Hazel Henderson

A work of art Lies buried in the morning sand. A sad lover seeks her necklace Eyes scouring The glorious, pristine beach At sunrise. Remembering the panic of loss The night before While walking this same way Companions joined the search That moonless hour Scudding clouds darkening the sky The …

New GDP Accounting Makes a Difference Locally

Ethical Markets - R Articles by Hazel Henderson, Beyond GDP, Poetry by Hazel Henderson

The narrow ”economism” shown by critics of the Picasso Exhibit running its last week in St. Augustine, Florida, is a hangover from obsolete economic textbooks still unable to record “intangibles,” those valuable services which today make up some 70% of advanced economies and services sector companies’ balance sheets.  These old …