E.O.Wilson says we already know
what happens to elephants—to us—
when families are broken, when
matriarchs and memories are lost.
Call them God if you must
these messengers that bring hard evidence
of what I once was and where I have been…
Samsara’s in every in-breath, each shutter click of attention: first warning
signs of famine, children lining up
for the soldiers’ candy
The season was autumn. Threads of smoke
unwound from the chimneys. Every compass pointed
Goodbye elephant bird
Who frightened Sinbad.
Curleau, lapwing, crake.
Goodbye mascarene coot.
Sorry we never had a chance to meet.
In the 1940s, Rachel Carson began developing an ethic of wonder that stood at the centre of her ecological philosophy.
The only connection I felt to the mills
was to the children of a generation of flayed men
on unemployment, the storefronts boarded…
He tears off summer’s dress,
exposes trunk and limb, threatens
worse coming. Yet he brings gifts…
Swedish scientists say they have found a way to recycle plastic perfectly: their new process can turn any waste plastic back into new plastic of identical quality – and recover all of it.
We’re on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.