Posts tagged ‘climate change’

December 2, 2018

Lighthearted At The End of the World

by HemmingPlay
Ed: I’m researching one or more works on climate fiction –CliFi–that will tiptoe through a increasingly alarming future. In the process, I’m finding some previous works that, while dark, are also windows into the subject. So, to brighten your day, here are two:

A Song on the End of the World

BY CZESLAW MILOSZ

On the day the world ends|
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,

By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

On the day the world ends
Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,

A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer the island,

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October 4, 2017

Slow Dance

by The Cheesesellers Wife aka Kim Whysall-Hammond

My land was carved in a slow dance
Glacier in, glacier out

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August 15, 2017

Tale of a Bird

by Tanya

Up I fly
above the clouds,
but the clouds fly
above me too…

Off I go,
yet I don’t,
that’s the beauty
of an edge-less home!

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July 24, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

He looks at me
Peeking out from

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July 20, 2017

Our Earth is Slipping

by Zenei

Earth is slipping,

And we are sleeping.

Plains are flooded,

The forest is gutted.

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March 1, 2017

Shortsighted Downfall

by Nick Anthony

Inoperable:
The spread of Climate’s cancer,
While men still suck cigs.

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March 29, 2016

The Lonely Tree

by Scott Andrew Bailey

The lonely tree
Stood atop the blasted hill
Stark
Barren branches snatching
Rays from a mist-shrouded sun

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