a to z EEnvironment haiku

Safe in green spaces;

Oceans devoid of plastic;

Dreams are not enough.


Blackwater Carr environmentMy environment haiku plea today for everyone to safeguard our world, and the habitats every creature depends on, for our safety, for our food security and for our health.

We are not safe in our green spaces at the moment.  They are under threat from developers and polluters.  This is despite evidence to show that access to our natural environment reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and aids mental health.

Plastic waste in the oceans kills fish and other marine creatures.  Killing fish reduces food stocks, and creates famine for coastal communities to add to that inland.

‘Environment’ is not a liberal’s option, it is a necessity.

Do you raise your voice for the things that make life worth living?

Environment haiku #AtoZChallenge
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16 thoughts on “Environment haiku #AtoZChallenge

  • 6 April, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Hi Jemima – great Haiku and reminding us about the need to protect all things natural – I know about it, and look after the parts I touch … but I really should do more – when I see the rubbish that gets dumped along our seaside walks … thanks for the reminder about having a gathering up tidy time down at the beach … even a little helps – cheers Hilary: otherwise my post will happen …


    • 7 April, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Both with waste and with climate change, Hilary, there is no doubt that every little helps, from each of us, every day. Thanks for visiting!

    • 7 April, 2017 at 9:23 am

      I tend not to join Facebook groups but I’ll check them out. A lot of my friends work in the business. Certain politicians have no idea how much environmental policies can help their GDP/Trade Balance!

  • 6 April, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Haiku is such a nice poetry form. One can say so much with so few words. Let’s hope that our environment is safe for many many years
    Droppng by from the A to Z

    • 7 April, 2017 at 9:25 am

      I tend to steer clear of outright contention in my blog. This blog is apolitical, although my values slip through in my writing! I try to confine my rants to my private FB pages 🙂

    • 7 April, 2017 at 9:26 am

      I see that after the collective consciousness has been raised about bags and bottles, the latest push is to say ‘no’ to the plastic drinking straw in your soda or cocktail. As I said above – every little helps.

  • 6 April, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Oh, man. You’ve definitely touched a nerve here for me. We lost a huge fight for the environment here in the US last November (and I’m afraid many people didn’t know or care just what was at stake there). Now I feel like we’re fighting a rear-guard action, just hoping to limit the damage. I foresee an increase in our donations to organizations that help protect the earth. Who knows? Maybe we’ll have to start sponsoring climate research with private funds.

    • 7 April, 2017 at 9:33 am

      I think we will. In fact in my New year’s eve story, I indicated a privately funded, underground science movement that would be well established in five years time. So I’m pleased to see the scientists supporting each other across Facebook for starters. @ScientistsforEU

  • 6 April, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Your photo of the wild pond reminds me of a pond from my youth were we sometimes skated in the winter.

    Finding Eliza

    • 7 April, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Glad it brought back memories. I went on a day’s course on “Wild writing’ with Mark Cocker (author of Crow Country and many others), who has a small patch (c 3 acres) of wild land in the Norfolk Broads… the course took place round a campfire there, and this was a pond on the land. With dragonflies 🙂

      • 23 April, 2017 at 8:46 pm

        That sounds like a good idea – offering such a course.

    • 7 April, 2017 at 9:39 am

      I used to do regular haikus. My (then) regular readers had mixed reactions to the feature, so I retired it to bring out on special occasions. This one pretty much wrote itself. I find the form suits my own rhythm, I think.
      I might bring them back, maybe a monthly one, just for you!

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