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)”
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Screaming trees (3)
Number 3 in my series, I heard the river laugh. Soon available as a chapbook.
Screaming trees (2)
Number 2 in my series on the effects of global warming on the Holderness Plain, where I live. Please let me know what you think. My chapbook is nearly ready and free to any environmental group, to use and sell. Just let me know.
Screaming trees (1)
Set of ten poems – I heard the river laugh. Copyright free to an environmental group. More soon.
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.”
Our Personal Eco-Oasis
Cars queue to wreck our world. We have all heard the song, A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square. I had heard that nightingales have now colonised Berlin, although in our square behind the splendid turn of the century front, I have rarely heard a nightingale. However, woodpeckers, flocks of sparrows and starlings, various tits andContinue reading “Our Personal Eco-Oasis”
The Other Half – Days 8 and 9
Here are the next two chapters from my 5* novel, Someone Tell Me What Is Going On. Day 10 is imminent. Can’t wait? Then get the complete novel, free through Kindle Unlimited. Day 8. Interludes for more gossip. Monday. Not even out of bed yet and a text from Vera. I always put my phoneContinue reading “The Other Half – Days 8 and 9”