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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Do No Harm

 I walk the boards among the Cypress.
The air smells of wet earth and decaying leaves.
If I take the time to see them, I find mud turtles, box turtles, green frogs.
Woodpecker holes dot the holly trees.
The creek dances through Cypress knees.
An intruder breaks my reverie.

Plastic bottle floats
Open mouthed, filled with water
A dead, bloated fish

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 16 – February 16th – Theme or Word: Sin Form: Haibun

16 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ewww...nice picture to end on there...love your descriptions though as you put us right there...

Pat Tillett said...

Civilization always screws up nature!
Very nice one Lola!

Asni said...

How beautifully painted! A whole lot more need to be done to save the environment.

Susie Clevenger said...

This is so true...I love how you worked this into the environmental tragedy our trash has become...my oldest daughter works for the state of Texas in the estuary program...clean water is her passion

Blossom Vydrina said...

powerful imagery

⁂ܓVållῐ ⁂ܓ☺ said...

Loved your visualization...Nice haiku :)

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Sounds like our local canal!
Well described!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, I hate the garbage that seems to be an inevitable part of our most precious landscapes!


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Grace said...

I like this...very sad that we destroy the environment with our trash....and i like that last line...dead bloated fish ~

nene said...

Ouch! Thanks for reminding us of our insensitivity and stupidity.

Wonderfully poignant!

tu amigo, :{)

Bouncin Barb said...

I love this including the ending. I see those bottles and trash in some of the most beautiful remote places here and it makes me so sad.

beccagivens said...

Wonderful direction, powerful image portrayed, and captivating journey you lead us through -- all the way to the end!! I have a particular love for cypress and cypress knees -- so I was "right there"!! Unexpected punch at the end! :-)

darev2005 said...

A nice serene build up then a hard let down. Yikes!

Someone is Special said...

Beautiful! Indeed nature is disturbed by people like us.. Thanks for blessing this one..

booguloo said...

What Becca said.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh you so nailed this!!!!