Category Archives: environment

Underneath The Stairs

And how their days would start at dawn
to sounds of clacking feet.
Underneath the stairs they’d run,
their serving paths to beat. Continue reading

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The Honeymoon’s Over

Spring’s promise of high summer has passed, the lush greens gone, and now less vibrant. Parched. Stale somehow. Disappointing. The promise so much sweeter than reality; the heady warmth; sun filled days and mirage haze the balmy heat, hot naked … Continue reading

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Posted in conservation, environment, Fear, Global Warming, Hope, melancholy, nature, Pleasure, poem, poetry, sadness, Uncategorized, Weather | 11 Comments

These Stones

These Stones. – A poem to commemorate how war penetrates all aspects of human life, in all corners of our world, however remote … over at The Bardo Group

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The Air We Breathe (A Poetic Collaboration)

  [This was originally born, last summer,  from the photo provided by Shan Ellis-Williams, which spawned some poetry from three of us, members of the Grass Roots Poetry Group. It is now presented to Victoria Slotto’s “Writers’ Fourth Wednesday:”, this … Continue reading

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A Lion is Born

(For Leo) It was amid an Indian summer, deep in the season’s golden glow when we would normally expect the crisp and still of autumn’s chill, beckonning a hint if winter’s snow. For two days there had been no cloud. … Continue reading

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Grasslands

A poem inspired by two people: Rumi – ancient poet extraordinaire Craig – Grassland Scientist and almost poet, but nonetheless extraordinaire and a photo… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I see you there, underneath the sky, that huge and glorious high. And in-between, a … Continue reading

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You Rock

Unlike the rose, whose life is all too short; whose beauty, transient, strikes the heart with olfactory refrain, intoxicating ache, to caress my right brain with melancholic pang, you… you resist the tides, whose rhythms, trying to change, never seem … Continue reading

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Rose Petal

You came to me from rose vermilion red; so rude and flushed with health you seemed to be. I was surprised when I discerned instead your disposition was no longer free; that, whilst you were so moist and soft, I … Continue reading

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Sixty

Imagine if you will one day in nineteen fifty one a babe was born, a girl, and a special life begun. When she was two, but why would anyone resist the apple of her doting father’s eye and her mother’s … Continue reading

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Listen with Mother (Nature)

(for the Birds in my life) Neither birder nor a twitcher, me, I’m listening now to nature’s voice, and one who makes it like a breeze, as she observes and listens, makes her choice, identifying birdsong in the trees, by … Continue reading

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