The Anthropocene Hymnal Anthology is here – thrilled to be a contributor #poetry #climate change

cover art ‘New World’ by Kerfe Roig,

Time to put yourself first? I don’t think so. It is time to put our planet first. If not there will be no you, I, us.

The Anthropocene Hymnal anthology is here.

Ingrid Wilson, who complied and edited The Anthropocene Hymnal, describes it as “a poetic response to the joint crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.” Ingrid worked hard to raise awareness of the dangers our planet faces. I am extremely grateful to her for her efforts and dedication.

The book will be published on 24 July 2021. The Kindle e-book is now available for pre-order from Amazon.

However, please keep in mind that Ingrid will sell her own version of the e-book on her site. Payment for downloads purchased in that way will be via donation to WWF. If you want to contribute to WWF [] please consider buying from Ingrid’s site.

Read more here.

I want to thank Ingrid for including my work in her project and to everyone who supports her efforts.

From my contribution

destiny of this earth
you are my destiny too
I burn in wildfires and spin in the eyewalls of hurricanes that should never be
I sit at the intersection of two bridges that lead nowhere
wonder how many days this earth and I have left
there is no more laughter in the eyes of the stars
there are no more shells on the shore
the waves leave behind the deformed plastic of heated summers 
echoes of drunken voices

destiny of this earth
you are my destiny too
teach me what saviors do  

A few reports on climate change

“Record-breaking temperatures hit the Pacific Northwest at the end of June, with an all-time high in British Columbia of 121 degrees.. An estimated 1 billion small sea creatures – including mussels, clams and snails – died during the heat wave in the Salish Sea, off more than 4,000 miles of linear shore…” [Amanda Coletta, and Sammy Westfall, The Seattle Times, July 8, 2021]. Internet available here.

“Officials in the Florida Keys announced what many coastal governments nationwide have long feared, but few have been willing to admit: As seas rise and flooding gets worse, not everyone can be saved.” [Christopher Flavelle and Patricia Mazzei, The New York Times, December 4, 2019]. Internet available here.

“2020 was one of the three warmest years on record. The past six years, including 2020, have been the six warmest years on record. Temperatures reached 38.0 °C at Verkhoyansk, Russian Federation on 20 June, the highest recorded temperature anywhere north of the Arctic Circle.” [State of the Global Climate 2020, WMO-No. 1264, 2021]. Internet available here.

To increase donations to WWF please consider supporting Ingrid’s efforts and buying The Anthropocene Hymnal from her site when available.

Thank you everyone.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

84 thoughts on “The Anthropocene Hymnal Anthology is here – thrilled to be a contributor #poetry #climate change

  1. I love your poem and look forward to reading all the selections Ingrid has included. This is such an important subject and beautifully expressed through poetic art. I will wait to purchase through Ingrid’s web site as the idea of donating to such a worthy cause makes this double the blessing. Stay well, my friend!

    1. Good morning Brad. Thank you for your kind words about my poem and for your willingness to wait. I will let everybody know when she is ready to sell via her website. She will too, so please stay tuned.
      Thank you again. Have a fabulous Sunday.

  2. Thank you so much for your support Gabriela! 🥰 I will only be able to sell the PDF version through my site, but for anyone who orders a hard copy I will also be donating my royalties to WWF ❤️

    1. My pleasure. I will update everyone next week.
      Congratulations once again, Ingrid. You did a fantastic job.

  3. I like your climate change contribution/poem. It’s powerful. In particular, this line: “There is no more laughter in the eyes of the stars.”

    1. Lucy, my dear thank you so much. I cannot wait to buy it and read everyone’s contribution.
      Sending love 🙂

  4. Congratulations Gabriella on being in this amazing book Ingrid has birthed for such a great cause. Soooo exciting and I couldn’t be happier for her. Your contributing piece is amazing💖

    1. Good morning, my dearest Cindy. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad you liked my piece.
      Ingrid is amazing indeed 🙂
      Have a beautiful Sunday hon.
      Love and huge hugs.

      1. I certainly got the message on my site. I am pretty sure I replied. I will check again.

        New York Glamour apparently did not enable messages. I will write to them tomorrow.

        Cindy, thank you so much for your constant help. It means a lot to me. It truly does.

      2. oh don’t worry a bit.. just making sure.

        Oh but good for you to know however.

        You’re so welcome Gabriella. It is my pleasure and can’t wait to read your book💖

      3. I was wrong. I found your message on my site just now. I replied to you.

    1. Hi Punam. Thank you so much for your kind words.
      “I am so looking forward to this book.” I am so glad you do hon.
      Sending love. Stay safe.

    1. Thank you so much Andrew. Ingrid deserves most of them. I hope your Sunday is going well.

    1. Thank you so much Phil. It’s Ingrid’s anthology. I just contributed with a piece.

    1. Michele, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can safely say that your support means a lot to Ingrid and to all contributors. Enjoy the rest of your day 🙂

    1. Thank you hon. I hope everything is ok as it can be. Let me know when you feel like. No pressure.

      1. Ups and downs, you know. Her blood sugar goes up now coz she started cortico therapy, so sis gives her insuline. We chatted today. She looks as beautiful as ever. 🙂

      2. Bo, thank you for letting me know. I am glad you can talk about and happy she looks beautiful. I hope the cortico therapy works. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
        Love to you, to her, and to everyone you love.
        Thinking of you.

  5. This is such a wonderful initiative to create awareness about how we cab save our planet. Any kind of art resonates with everyone and it is a great way to reach people’s hearts and also sensitize about important issues.

    Loved the snippet you provided us with. Such heart wrenching but true words. Bravo!

    Love and hugs🤗💕

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Ishita. You are a gem.
      I hope you are well.
      Love and hugs to you too.

  6. Your excerpted poem is enchanting, terrifying, and captures so beautifully the chill of witnessing climate change. I am proud indeed to be part of the Hymnal with you in this marvelous creation put together by Ingrid!

    1. Good evening Jaya. You really made me happy with your beautiful words. Thank you. I am proud to be part of Ingrid’s project and I am proud to be a part of it with you.

  7. Congratulations dear Gabriela for being part of this important anthology. Your contribution,makes us feel that the earth is our destiny and we are its destiny…It matters right now what we do.. You put the wildfires and the hurricane eye in our daily life… How wonderful you are adding your drop in this important glass. Time for the humanity to shake itself from its unreal slumber..❤️🤗🙏🌹🦋

    1. My wonderful fabulous Karima, thank you so much for your wonderful words.
      “Time for the humanity to shake itself from its unreal slumber” Indeed. i am going to pay you a visit right now to see what you are up too.

  8. Oh, Gabriela, I love the expert of your poem. It is beautiful and powerful. That last line is stunning. I love the message and importance of this entire post, my dear friend. Thank you. ❤️

    1. My dearest Jeff, thank you for your beautiful comment. I am so glad you stooped by. You always make me happy when you do that.
      Big hugs to you.

      1. You’re most welcome, Gabriela. Ah, how lovely, thank you. It is my complete pleasure and honor to read your lovely work. Sending love and hugs, my dear friend. xoxoxo

  9. First congratulations on your beautiful piece Button. An incredible creative and lovely cover and a big shout out for what Ingrid Wilson has done to help our environment. Every one needs to be doing their part and this is a beautiful effort indeed. With a plastic island more than twice the size of Texas, or 600,000 square miles, floating in the Pacific ocean it is time for change. By 2050 based on many studies if we don’t make changes much of our World’s land mass by the ocean will be underwater and clean drinking water will be considered precious.

    WWF is a great foundation that does wonderful things to help with environmental issues all over our precious world. I will be ordering and enjoying reading some (I am sure) gorgeous poetry while helping increase awareness of our fragile world that is truly running out of time.

    Bless you Ingrid for this project and I will certainly be buying my book from your site to help raise funds for such a noble cause. Thank you Button for posting this and sharing this exciting information and your thought provoking piece.


    1. My dearest honeybun, sorry for my late reply. It’s busy here 🙂

      Thank you for your your beautiful words about my contribution. I have a lot of respect for the work Ingrid put on this collection and plenty of admiration for her talent so it was my pleasure to share.

      Sending you love and lots of blessing. Have a fabulous week ahead.
      G (Button)

      1. I am sure it was an effort of love for our planet. Your piece was beautiful. I look forward to reading the book. Sending lots of hugs and love to you. ❤️🤗😘💕🦋 Honeybun

  10. Dearest Button,

    Your poem is a very beautiful piece which certainly makes one stop and think about what we are doing and where we are heading with our lack of love towards our earth.

    Thank you for sharing this information about this Anthology that will help to raise awareness and funding for the WWF. A big thanks to Ingrid Wilson for such a magnificent contribution.

    The great Pacific garbage patch which is 600,000 square miles is more than twice the size of Texas. If we continue to abuse our world without significant change by the year 2050 according to many scientific articles much of the coast line cities will be underwater and drinking water will be a precious resource. Some of the worlds bigger countries will not have enough potable water to keep their population alive.

    I will certainly be purchasing one of the Anthology books via Ingrid’s site to help support this amazing effort.

    Thanks so much for telling us about this book of poetry and for your lovely contribution.

    Love, Honeybun

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