Piece Comment

Same Arguments, New Lens

While I don't know a lot about Hilary herself after this piece, it's very clear she has a strong skill in poetry. Taking traditional arguments from the Environmentalist Movement, and presenting them within this spiritual lens allows for a very provocative piece. Her changing voice level within the piece really slams on a listener the deep emotion from her spiritual beings (Father Sun and Mother Earth). Certain parts of her poem are spoken in a very piercing voice that, although are a little bit hard on the ears, help contribute to the feeling of an emotional plea by the spiritual beings. Overall, the piece flows nicely, and is definitely a piece that stands out in terms of creativity. It would serve to be a great opening to get people thinking about the Environment, and it is a good quick summary of what some of the major issues are.