This 1914 poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox inspired Rachel Carson to write Silent Spring, her 1962 call-to-arms that launched today's environmental movement. Maria Popova, creator of Brain Pickings, a blog I highly recommend for its unique way of finding "ideas" from different literary and historical sources that compliment each other's themes, asked her friend Amanda Palmer to record the poem for Brain Pickings. Palmer brought in her friend Jherek Bischoff to add music. The result is a powerful reminder that Ms. Wilcox's "Protest" still has much to say and that we still have much to do.
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