In the lines below, the song “Woodstock” manifests some of the early blossoms of the Rachel Carson seeds for a Green Spring rather than a Silent one:
“ I have come here to lose the smog And I feel just like a cog in something turning”.
Emerging during the Vietnam era, the song reaches out for a Greener Earth … but not just environmentally.
Its reach is Green in its totality:
“ By the time I got to Woodstock We were half a million strong Everywhere there were songs and celebration And I dreamed I saw the bombers Riding shotgun in the sky Turning into butterflies Above our nation”
Never before had such a large peaceful mass assembly of humans ever taken place – and even if it was officially declared a disaster area three days after, the grass has no doubt since recovered on Yasgur's farm and grown over the mud.