Screaming trees (5)


Number 5 in my series, ‘I hear the river laugh.’  Drilling down Ever narrower now, energy building, Sluicing water upwards, roaring over mudflats, Through to Goole, swamping the Ouse and Trent, Removing ten thousand years Of post-glacial civilisation. York and Venice cannot be saved, By Tidal Barriers. Profits rise with the water Until drilling downContinue reading “Screaming trees (5)”

Screaming trees (5)


Drilling down Ever narrower now, energy buildingSluicing water upwards,Roaring over mudflats,Through to Goole,Swamping the Ouse and Trent,Removing ten thousand yearsOf post-glacial civilisation.York and Venice cannot be saved,By Tidal Barriers.Profits rise with the waterUntil drilling down means holding onAgainst the soaring tidesAnd strengthening winds.And as the storms merge,We ask, ‘What now ?’ Part 5 of myContinue reading “Screaming trees (5)”

Capitalism’s Dirty Tricks


‘Using Bridgewater’s public disclosures, Breakout Point calculated that the Connecticut-based fund has bet against 21 European companies so far this week, in sectors ranging from finance to energy.’ The above quote is from the Daily Express of 17th June 2022. And of course, there is nothing like a headline such as- EU issued MAJOR financial warning asContinue reading “Capitalism’s Dirty Tricks”

Let’s get tough.


I occasionally get the urge to write about the environment, but get kinda tired, because of the lack of resonance, even from people on the same page as me. Wrecker’s Nectar Bee beauty will Dance his ass off So his mates fly until They reach the blossoms’ source. Then comes nectar’s drill To burrow deep,Continue reading “Let’s get tough.”