Monday, April 23, 2007

Earth Day


I love to consume
and see you overflowing
garbage dumpster


can we continue
to rape you with our selfishness
precious Mother Earth

This is in gracious response to One Deep Breath, this week's prompt is "Earth Day"...."Be creative, be proactive."

I've also included this for Poetry Thursday. Thank you.

Be sure to check out the Ecological Footprint Quiz that helps put one's individual use of planetary resources in perspective. It indicates ones usage in acres needed to sustain one's life style rather than a carbon footprint. And factors in more than just autos and electricity.

18 comments:

truGent said...

Luv your post... thanks for the info. Had fun with the quiz.

BarBarA said...

I got a 1.4 on the quiz. Not sure if that is good or bad, had to get back to work after taking it. Speaking of work, I am re-initiating a recycling program here today!!!

Pod said...

good work zipster
x

Regina Clare Jane said...

Thank you for the quiz and the very somber haikus- we need to be honest with ourselves here about our own responsiblity to Mother Earth...

Brian said...

Strong haiku today Zapped. Very good.

gautami tripathy said...

Powerful haikus. Great questions in there.

polona said...

excellent post here!

get zapped said...

trugent- thanks for stopping by, glad you took it ;)

barbara- you did better than I did. It's an eye opener!

pod- thanks

regina- you said it!

brian- they come from the heart.

gautami- thank you, keep asking...

polona- thanks to One Deep Breath!

Cergie said...

The mountain really looks like the mountain where I'm comming from
It's near Germany, Vosges mountain, an old mountain not very hight, however from Alsace witch was belonging to Germany before the first WW and belongs to France now, soldiers were seing this blue line
The Vosges's blue line
The some color that the dresses of the French soldiers
My grand father was a soldier and died because of this sad war...

You write Haiku, I like that...
Sometimes I write Haiku...

Sandy said...

This is good. We are having spring clean up here, the countryside looks like that dumpster.

ijeoma obu iheoma said...

great post.. i think we all have to make an effort to be enviromentally conscious.

Patois said...

Wow! I love the order you chose for the two, and the information you provided. After reading the first poem, the second really slammed me.

Crafty Green Poet said...

very sobering. I took the quiz! I like your juxtaposition of the garbage with the mountains - very thought provoking!

Tammy said...

Loved the contrast of photos and thought provoking haiku.

Marcia said...

Powerful, both photos and Haiku - Your dumpster photo I picture on a poster - Earth Day poster.

We have been buying less and less, downsized once, then upsized, trying to downsize in near future to the extreme.

Dan said...

I think the Earth will be around for millions of years after humans finally die off.

It's we who are fragile. :)

Katch PHOTO said...

powerfull post and nice photo

Shrig said...

yes- i like this as well.

it says everything without saying everything.