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Turning it’s back on Mother Earth… Haiku




[from Albert Einstein (1879-1955; physicist and Nobel Laureate):   “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”]     Write to your congressmen, vote wisely (instead of what you inherited), and demand change.


This Haiku doesn’t need a canto
because it’s just too damn small.
The U.S. is destroying the Environmental Protection Agency.



Tiny Things… Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2018



23 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. Protecting the environment has always been in the way of making money. Somehow cash is the moral high ground. Resorts are the epitome of this, where they sell solitude and ruin it at the same time.


    • I disagree. It’s more the other way around. 🙂 Going hog-wild while neglecting the environment has often been — very unfortunately for other living species besides (and including) our own — at the expense of the environment, with $ as the motive. Using the word “always” is very limiting and is often grossly inaccurate.
      from E.E.Cummings:

      A world of made is not a world of born.


      • Often. I agree with you but I can’t think of a development where cash wasn’t the motive over protecting nature. . Always seems to work here but I’ll concede this one. Lol

  2. Tom, for the first time this Spring I spotted my resident hummingbird. You have no idea how much joy that brought me as the sun began to rise. We were appointed as the caretakers of creation so that creation can provide for us (like the trees naturally filtering our air or the quality of water coming into our homes). I applaud all of the passionate environmentalists and environmental advocates who still fight, no matter what. “Earth Song” by Michael Jackson still resonates with me and eches your sentiments. It makes you wonder about what we have done and continue to do to abuse and neglect Mother Earth that is creating these erratic weather patterns, endqngered species like the honey bees qnd even the eqrthquqkes. i think qbout this constqntly qnd try t do wht i cn whre


    • Obviously, my keyboard was highjacked in my last two sentences! Ugh! :-/ It was supposed to say: It makes you wonder about what we have done and continue to do to abuse and neglect Mother Earth that is creating these erratic weather patterns, endangered species like the honey bees and even the earthquakes. I think about this constantly and try to do what I can where I can! 🙂


      • Yes, Kym, trees sure to contribute a lot. 🙂 Not enough people really care. Go to the “environmentalism” or “environment” section of WordPress (i.e., do a search of those two words) and you will see plenty of postings that usually do not get many likes whatsoever.
        Yes, the more violent weather patterns and the plight of the honeybees are just a part of it (but i don’t think earthquakes are). People likely won’t wake up until it is too late… and then it will be too late. Science, which is very fragmented and not as powerful as many people assume, won’t be able to help beyond that certain point.

  3. Good things come in small packages … “Tiny things” are beautiful and delicate. It’s very sad what is happening because we must have regard for Mother Nature and her gifts and for people NOT to respect those treasures is both despicable and sad.


  4. fantastic and true quote from Einstein. Hope many people read this and think about it, Thomas. Regards Mitza


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