To dam, or not to dam: that is the question,
whether tis nobler to suffer
the loss of farmland by powerful flooding,
or by solar, wind and conservation, geothermal too,
to craft another path to the energy we’ll need
to stave off the climate-monster,
and save the farmland for growing food
under the peaceful sky.
– Guy Dauncey, October 2017
Thanks to Charles Hopkins for the opening four words,
and the inspiration for the poem.
Thanks to Terry Sohl for the photo image, and to William Morris for the letters.
Opportunities to perform this are welcome. I hope to get it on YouTube soon.
A is for Albatross
A is for Albatross,
far-winging freely across oceans of wonder,
mating for life till they die,
but their chicks have a diet of grim plastic plunder,
filling their bellies with lies.
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