Tag Archives: climate change

Summer is icumen in (and out and in and out again)

             British Library Harley 978folio 11v Summer has hiccups this year. Two sunny days tempt us to shed the odd layer, put up the canopy, lunch in the garden; then ten days of drear most … Continue reading

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My first attempt for dVerse Haibun Monday diverted  from the classical recipe, so I had another go. The distant past drifts by, circling as I plod the moody land towards the angry sea. I ponder the consequence of our occupation of … Continue reading

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Hi Grandma

  Hi Grandma, You’re never gonna believe this but we’re still here. The climate changed and we got hotter the ice melted and we got wetter. all the flowers wilted then the earth tilted. Everything was difficult It sorted itself … Continue reading

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Wordle 160 11.5.14

A PLEA   The month of May not being known herefor such a rumpled drifting rain-filled sky,my dreams are for Aladidin’s lamp to rub to banish cloud and wind,vanish them  and send them to a land that needs the water. … Continue reading

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What are we Doing? a Glosa

Cabeza  based  on PK Page’s poem Planet Earth, itself a Glosa, based on a poem by Neruda O this great beloved world and all the creatures in it. the rivers and little streams with their hidden cresses, the sky overhead … Continue reading

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