This year Earth Day happens to fall on the same day as Good Friday. Our choir is singing a gorgeous piece of music set by Michael Bedford to a poem by Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916); it actually interweaves this congruence very beautifully…
I see his blood upon the rose
And in the stars the glory of his eyes,
His body gleams amid eternal snows,
His tears fall from the skies.
I see his face in every flower;
The thunder and the singing of the birds
Are but his voice—and carven by his power
Rocks are his written words
All pathways by his feet are worn,
His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea,
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn,
His cross is every tree.