Seminole Wind…

 

I’ve always been so moved by John Anderson’s song, Seminole Wind. It’s haunting and speaks to the destruction of the Everglades, home of the Seminoles.

But it’s so much more. It embodies how man has run rough shod over our land in the name of progress. It speaks of devaluing nature. When will we learn that our greatest gifts are the remaining wild places and wildlife, meant to treasure, not destroy?

Think of wolves when you listen, they are howling for justice!

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Seminole wind

(John Anderson)

Ever since the days of old
Men would search for wealth untold
They’d dig for silver and for gold
And leave the empty holes
And way down south in the Everglades
Where the black water rolls and the saw grass waves
The eagles fly and the otters play
In the land of the Seminole.

So blow, blow Seminole wind
Blow like you’re never gonna blow again
I’m callin’ to you like a long lost friend
But I don’t know who you are
And blow, blow from the Okeechobee
All the way up to Micanopy
Blow ‘cross the home of the Seminoles
The alligators and the garr.

Progress came and took its toll
And in the name of flood control
They made their plans and they drained the land
Now the glades are goin’ dry
And the last time I walked in the swamp
I sat upon a cypress stump
I listened close and I heard the ghost
of Osceola cry.

So blow, blow Seminole wind
Blow like you’re never gonna blow again
I’m callin’ to you like a long lost friend
But I don’t know who you are
And blow, blow from the Okeechobee
All the way up to Micanopy
Blow ‘cross the home of the Seminoles
The alligators and the garr.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGoBQIhyFFM&feature=related

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Video: John Anderson, Seminole Wind

Posted in: Biodiversity

Tags: Seminoles, Everglades, Osceola, destruction of our wild places, nature

Published in: on June 21, 2011 at 3:07 am  Comments (11)  
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