Tag: rewilding

Tribe

Whenever my random word generator site presents me with a five-letter word – where each letter has to start a line in an acrostic poem, though goodness knows why! – I’m often in two minds.

Serious Me wants to write about something significant; Silly Me wants to write a limerick.

This time, for the sake of some peace and quiet, they can both have their way …

 

There once was a green world where youth
Respected their elders for truth.
It shriveled and died
Because old misers lied –
Ecocide is a crime with no sleuth.

 

 

Isolated Nomads Are Under Siege in the Amazon Jungle

 

 

image: http://www.nationalgeographic.com

Back in Time

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I’m halfway through reading an inspiring book, the true story of how a couple gave up conventional farming and allowed their land to revert to its natural state. They let wild ponies, deer, longhorn cattle and pigs roam and graze freely with astonishing results – an explosion of plant-life, insects, birds and mammals – many of them rare and some even endangered.

Such diversity recalls ancient times, when the earth’s species evolved side by side. As a result the book abounds with close detail but the writing is always impassioned and the message – that Nature knows best – so compelling that I find myself galloping through it, a smile never far from my lips and even the occasional tear brimming. Somehow or other, it feels like coming home …

The book is called Wilding: The return of nature to a British farm (Picador) and it’s by Isabella Tree, an established writer and co-owner of the farm. She certainly knows her onions, as they say! And the short video below offers a brief taster …

 

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Green Breakthrough?

Following on from my previous post, you might like to hit the link below for some positive news.

Well, it’s a start! Good to know ‘people power’ can have a favourable outcome, anyhow! And unlike the result of the UK referendum, this popular vote does at least have the benefit of some solid scientific expertise. It’s not a complete leap into the dark.

Could schemes such as this, I wonder, help us bridge seemingly irreconcilable social and political divisions?

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-breakdown-rewilding-petition-carbon-nature-recovery-a8940701.html?fbclid=IwAR2-dty9OhG8YUXlEPoav4NmtxVPdN4aLZ4XPLpqYPohP5x_8mD3P5AdQtk

 

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Image: http://www.rewildingbritain.org.uk

Rewild The Earth and Start Again

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                                                        S top the clock & turn back time to
                                                        O nce Upon when world was green &
                                                         I nnocent of crime we lived by
                                                         L etting well enough alone.

 

 

Acrostic poem – my response to the Daily Prompt Soil

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