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Monday, April 21, 2014

Our Wonderful World.21


Details of my Poetry Month Project can be found here.



21. The Great Barrier Reef


Do you care
If the
Vitality of the
Earth is
Reduced by
Slow degradation of ecosystems?
It should
Tear at 
Your soul,

Making you feel the loss
As if a part of you were
Taken,
Tossed,
Erased,
Removed,
Stolen.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014




Carol's Grand Canyon poems are as metaphorical as mine was, and deeply spiritual.

Kevin is pondering metaphors in his post and poem today.

7 comments:

  1. Mine today:
    http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2014/04/21/wonder-poem-your-tongue-as-pen-to-stories-of-the-world/
    Kevin

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  2. This is an amazing poem, Mary Lee! Thank you so much for sharing it! = )

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  3. Powerful poem. That last word grabs me. Stolen. Such beauty. I showed my students a video from Wonderopolis and they wrote poems about the reef. Awe inspiring.

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  4. “Great Barrier Reef”

    Thirty species of whales

    dolphins, porpoises-

    dwarf meinke,

    humpback and



    fifteen hundred fish,

    coral trout, red bass

    striped sturgeon

    clownfish and



    six species of sea turtle—

    green, leatherback,

    hawksbill, loggerhead

    olive ridley and



    saltwater crocodiles

    sharks, stingray, skates

    nine species of seahorses,

    seven kinds of frog and

    four hundred coral—hard and soft



    Five thousand mollusks

    seventeen species of sea snake,

    White bellied sea eagle, roseate tern

    Twenty one hundred plants,

    three endemic,

    Fifteen species of seagrass…



    How can we do nothing?


    © Carol Wilcox, 2014

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  5. A great and direct piece of information. Hats off to the author for gathering so specific and spot on information.
    the applause in the comments do the justice. Great piece of information.

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  6. What a lovely picture AND I like the acrostic.

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