I woke up this morning thinking about having two weeks off in the run up to Easter. This brief poem sums up my newfound optimism. Tomorrow I am going to Edinburgh to get myself in the mood for a year of adventure, after two years of not really going anywhere.
I hope that everyone has some restful plans this Easter. Hopefully we have turned a corner and things are looking up. For a previous, more thought-provoking poem of mine check out We need a world poem.
This is a poem I wrote just now in response to two sleepless nights since I began feeling the symptoms of Covid. For another of my little poems check out We need a world. I am going back to bed tonot sleep.
I think today’s poem speaks for itself. No matter what is going on in the world and however horrific it is, we cannot avoid the background ongoing destruction of our environment.
It is happening hourly in every nook and cranny. While we move from one crisis to another, climate change is progressing stealthily, making irreversible changes involving extinctions of species which have done nothing to deserve our neglect.
Rant over. Let’s just find ways to make real differences in the world. In amongst the dark negativity there are glimmers of hope. We can grab onto these and put our energies into growing and developing them until they overcome the dark.
If you were nudged to think about global warming during this poem then I have done my job. Another such poem is Warm Weather In Winter. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and perhaps I can persuade you to follow my blog for similar future content.