Planetize the Movement video, featuring "hieroglyphic stairway."

September 21, 2009

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37 comments for "Planetize the Movement video, featuring "hieroglyphic stairway.""

Steve Snider says:
September 27, 2009 at 06:37 PM

That is Fresh!!! Powerful... I would like to see more like this!!!!

tricia says:
October 02, 2009 at 05:51 PM

powerful, urgent, timeless, heart leadership

Peter Jacks says:
October 02, 2009 at 06:08 PM

A "Lord Privy Seal" type video which reminds me that great poetry likek this doesn't need improvement.

But it's an MTV age so this fills a need for those who need imagery to get a point.

Omar Zinn says:
October 02, 2009 at 06:13 PM


Artemis says:
October 02, 2009 at 06:53 PM

It's true, I always get goosebumps when I hear you recite this poem; your spirit is quite enough to awaken mine own. But this is very well done, and I simply love Sigur Rós (the music). Keep it comin' Drew!

Joanne says:
October 02, 2009 at 08:39 PM

Fantastic Drew. So glad to see this interpretation of a fantastic piece of your stunning poetry. Let's Planetize and send the message to the world. I'll spread it far and wide.


Sandra Adams says:
October 02, 2009 at 11:45 PM

Powerful Drew. I love how you always locate yourself in the lineage - here and now - a kind of pivot point between your ancestors and your descendants. Reminds me somehow of Aboriginal Songlines. Brilliant, once again. Thank you.

Fran says:
October 03, 2009 at 12:35 AM

A gift, Drew. A jolt to the mind and heart -- and a great spur to get out and make big change.

Brian Barry says:
October 03, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Love it; great words, great passion, great production! Keep up the good work my brother!

Lynne Tolk says:
October 03, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Yes. This says it all. Thank you for your voice and your art.

Dave Room says:
October 03, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Sweet! What did I do? I changed my life. I was motivated by visions of a conversation decades from now with my daughter Melia, and me being able to say that I did everything I could.

We do not inherit the planet from our parents; we borrow it from our children ~ Indigenous Proverb

David Madison says:
October 04, 2009 at 09:53 PM

A simple, powerful preamble to a conversation that keeps stammering forward and backward over "What to do?" Very impressive. Keep these posts coming, and good luck. David

B says:
October 05, 2009 at 10:03 AM

Loved it! Keep on listening to that creative voice of yours.

Jeanine Canty says:
October 05, 2009 at 02:21 PM

Penetrating and beautiful - thanks Drew!

Scott Briggaman says:
October 06, 2009 at 03:53 PM

Well said and well done. Good luck ... we need ya.

Kelly Mac says:
October 09, 2009 at 05:57 PM

Wow! It's always been a powerful poem, but this rendition is mega-potent! Yes!

Spring Smith says:
October 10, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Wow! Beautiful. Love hearing this piece over the imagery and music ~ Very moving!

critter says:
October 13, 2009 at 06:57 PM

Filled me with chills. Very moving poem and excellent cinematography. Keep up the good work.

Ryan Eliason says:
October 15, 2009 at 05:42 AM

I've always loved this poem. Gives me chills every time. This video does it justice.

lee atwell says:
October 15, 2009 at 08:24 PM

powerful words powerful images - thank you, drew.

gaya says:
October 21, 2009 at 05:32 PM

Beautiful! Thank you so much Drew!!

Dada Nabhaniilananda says:
November 20, 2009 at 06:55 PM

I love this this Drew - wonderful to meet you the other day at the Pachamama Alliance event. Great work.

jojo says:
November 23, 2009 at 08:22 PM

Awesome, Drew! As ever, your poetry and activism are a blessing to us all.

wendy says:
December 07, 2009 at 05:27 PM

i am overwhelmed .i don't know where to begin.I will begin today. Something. I wake up now wondering about my grandchilds future, had not visualized my great great grandchildren...

mairie says:
January 10, 2010 at 08:10 AM

An easy question - not easily answered.

Corey says:
January 12, 2010 at 01:00 AM

Beautiful and true. The unity of word and image, rhythm and meaning is impeccable! May this offering be carried far and wide on digital winds to inspire, awaken and empower all beings! Ho!

Ashley Young says:
January 13, 2010 at 06:25 AM

I love this short film—and it makes me remember when I first knew and why it is that I do what I do now—thanks for your inspiring art and message and for helping to galvanize the movement for the work ahead—the Great Work, countdown 2012.

Annemaree Cotterell says:
January 18, 2010 at 12:56 AM

Thanks Drew. So succinct, yet so powerful!

What will you now do different with your LIFE and ENTERPRISE to help our planet regenerate? To ensure your Community prospers? Your own existence depends on it! Your Enterprise's continued existence will depend on it!

As Socially Responsible Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists, we can align and support the best our world has to offer and still succeed and prosper. These are not mutually exclusive ideals.

We must each take responsibility for lightening our ecological footprint, to be socially responsible, to co-exist with all that is and could be in our World? Be the ONE you have been waiting for...

Help is at hand... You only need ask!

Cynthia Ong says:
March 06, 2010 at 03:32 AM

Love it. Am inspired to do something with images from our work here in Borneo. Your words - with your permission of course. Terima kasih.

Sharon O'Connor says:
April 16, 2010 at 02:59 PM

Thankyou! Do you know Shane Koyczan's poetry. Listen to him on youtube. You have some things in common.

DANA JO says:
May 21, 2010 at 09:47 PM

after watching the oil spill updates..i cry. thank you for your words. they touch me and my children.

Kal Perwaz says:
June 01, 2010 at 08:03 AM

Thank you for sharing the poetry we all feel inside! :)

Richard J. Nevle says:
June 22, 2010 at 01:37 AM

I just discovered your work through Your voice is a gift, and your words need to be heard.

Jim Moore says:
June 24, 2010 at 08:03 PM

first heard you at the Poetry of Gratefulness a couple of years ago... The images and music with your words is POWERFUL! Create more of these to spread the message and planetize the movement!

Cintamani says:
July 20, 2010 at 10:40 PM

My heartfelt wish is to see this as a commercial on national television, very soon.

Sandra says:
October 01, 2011 at 07:59 PM

The first time I saw and heard this video my life has taken a 180% spin. It was an Awaking, it is almost one year since I walked off my job of being a special education teacher because I constantly felt the pain of the students in the hallways as they are treated as less than because they aren't Adults??? I was so sickened I never returned. A year later and Now finally after fighting my personal demons and a family, friends and former co workers who heard only negative and made assumptions. So rather that defend I became reclusive and that led to disEase and many months of doctors, surgery and poisoness drugs.. I withdrew, but am now reEmerging and was given the Green Light to ignite :) a grassroots Water Keepers Alliance on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I am more Grateful for this poem as it was this video that Guided me to now Doing something. I again get to teach , but it will be Earth Skills Bless this project as it is Manifest , not by me but because of all the other Light Sources out there being called to Shine Namaste' seekingingmygypzysoul at yahoo

Chaplian Kenneth Newlin says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM

My answer to your Dream.

I would tell them: I did not just sit and do nothing. I contacted every One of our 441 Representatives Personally, Finding out it was them who sat doing nothing, Finding the fact they do not care to do anything after being voted in under an assumption they did care. I made Thousands of Friends that were pulled away from me by the owner of what we called Facebook. Finding out the owner was a grandson to one of the richest people on Earth, take a look. He did not care either.

I contacted Police, Teachers, All the Unions i could think of, Spread the Word to all the Churches i could think of. Finding out they did not care either, So i started a Church of my own, One that Study's all Thoughts and Understandings so we may care for one-another and not be alone. For i do believe Knowledge, is the only thing possible to take with US when our Soul is done with this home. A good Spirit lives on!

I joined a group called OCCUPY I even signed on for their banking purposes. I Got on Line, the world wide web every day i could. I made new friend some times 10 and 20 a day that helped spread the Word in every way we could. Our Problem had become our Representatives Pockets, their fear of losing their place at a table Filled with Dung. For they did not realize, So as What WE EAT, SO SHALL THEY EAT the dung.

Truth is, it was the Rich who made all the decisions that mattered and the only thing that mattered to the rich was more money, more money, more money. So it is why i tell you my great, great grand child, Money was, and always will be the root of all evil. Money caused this destruction do to the Greed of the evil. For it is those who had it, who were evil.

Funny thing my child Their money did not save them and i talk to you because i believed we should not become them. i believe in the Greater power of Love, A Love, One for Another. Though my mouth may not show it sometimes, my actions always had in time. For we have more time to think when we move, then we do in our verbal frustrations, over each-others movements.

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