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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Reporting Project Earth... and Haiku #148

Reporting Project Earth

We are a fair way through
our Project Earth to purge
the world of all its animals
its flying things and mini-beasts.
All brute life must go
including, at the very end,
ourselves. And so,
with all due expeditiousness

as each becomes extinct
we send the bodies on
to wash up on the heavenly shore -
our signal to the one in charge
that we are on our way.
Prepare the way! the bodies say
for soon enough
the corpses will be ours.

N.B. No reference is intended to any other project with the same name.



Haiku #148

Pack the Lords they will -
Friends. As many as it takes.
To get their business through.

16 comments:

Gwei Mui said...

Oh Dave a great poem - but very sad state of affairs, we seem to be living up to expectations - little, by little.

Great Haiku and again so true

steven said...

dave - a good point is made in your poem. i am eternally optimistic that in the short term things will be ugly - get uglier - then things will right themselves for the better. steven

jinksy said...

I guess the bugs and microbes will be the winners and outlive us all!

Elisabeth said...

I'd prefer to be more optimistic than your haiku suggests, but you never know, Dave. You never know.

Carl said...

Hi Dave - It sure does seem that way. Will we as a species learn our lessons before it is too late?

Carl

Tabor said...

Having followed the demise of the ocean life and the shore birds that are tied to its health, I know that this pattern is repeated again and again on land!

Barry said...

All too true Dave.

If only this planet had some intelligent life on it to look after things.

TechnoBabe said...

I like Barry's comment. I would like to second it.

Derrick said...

Hi Dave,

I think Barry has hit the nail on the head! As for the Lords, thought we were reforming them rather than cramming more in?

Kay said...

See you on the other side! :)

Kass said...

Sitting here watching
your wowzio panoramic
slideshow, thinking if

there were more humans
like you, the heavenly shores
would be bodiless.

Dianne said...

eulogyrequiem pre-mortem.....

Dave King said...

Gwei
Yes, I do think the present state of affairs is a very sad one, but notwithstanding the thrust of the poem, I am quite optimistic. That's just my nature, of course.

steven
Not for the first time, I find us thinking along much the same lines.

jinksy
I get the impression that most biologists have always thought that the bugs and beetles own the world.

Elisabeth
I think you're right to be.

Carl
Hope so Carl, hope so!

Tabor
Sadly, all too true.

Barry
Ah, now there's an original thought! That might have been the answer.
a good point.

Derrick
I agree, I think Barry has. With egard to the Lords,
apparently it's the one and then - presumably, when it suits - the other.

Kay
See - every cloud has a silver lining!

Kass
Ah, surely there's a resurrection in there somewhere?

Dianne
Very good - like it!

Ronda Laveen said...

Creation, at every level, involves destruction and breaking down old patterns to evolve new growth.

Friko said...

Well said, a poem to learn by heart.

Are we talking politics here? If so, when did they ever not follow the most expedient way?

Dave King said...

Ronda
True, but do we want to break down the democratic bits? Maybe we do, for they don't seem to me to be working. I'm not sure about it, though.

Friko
We are talking politics. Maybe we have too much politics and not enough statesmanship to counter-balance the expediency.