Leave foolish humanity alone

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Once upon a time, from a galaxy far away,

Aliens the Destroyers invaded the Milky Way.

As usual they had a mission, only one:

Destroying intelligent life – just for fun!

 

Soon Destroyers came to know about Earth,

But then there was a debate about the worth

Of an assault on humans on planet this.

The Destroyer criterion – they meet or miss?

 

On the one hand, by committing ecocide,

Humans are on a path of mass suicide.

And it’s intelligent life, the mission was clear.

Humanity to intelligence – no way near!

 

“Non-intelligent humans are destroying nature

On which they depend; so sooner or later,”

Said the Destroyer Chief, “They will be gone.”

All agreed, “Let’s leave the fools alone.”

Asitha Jayawardena

 

Let’s leave foolish humanity alone ~ Aliens

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Winds, trees and symphonies | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

BIG-poetry2017-06Jun

 

I hear the wind among the trees

Playing the celestial symphonies;

I see the branches downward bent,

Like keys of some great instrument.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

 

This piece appeared in my 2017 New Year greetings post:

A host of twelve rhyming beauties green / For the months of two-thousand and seventeen

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Only God can make a tree | Joyce Kilmer

BIG-poetry2017-05May

 

I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

 

This piece appeared in my 2017 New Year greetings post:

A host of twelve rhyming beauties green / For the months of two-thousand and seventeen

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/host-twelve-rhyming-beauties-green-months-seventeen-jayawardena

 

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Long live the wilderness! | Gerard Hopkins

BIG-poetry2017-04Apr

 

What would the world be, once bereft

Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,

O let them be left, wildness and wet;

Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.

Gerard Hopkins (1844–1889)

 

This piece appeared in my 2017 New Year greetings post:

A host of twelve rhyming beauties green / For the months of two-thousand and seventeen

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/host-twelve-rhyming-beauties-green-months-seventeen-jayawardena

 

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Poetry is among the fertile points of the Wave Hypothesis for SUSTAINABILITY Engagement across boundaries

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Growth isn’t supreme?

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Once upon a time, in a developed country,

Angry business leaders held a big meeting.

Business is business – no hanky-panky!

Then environmental laws got a big beating.

 

Business boomed; growth shot to sky;

Jobs were plenty; prosperity at hand.

No ‘green tape’ to worry about, that’s why

Life was fun – like on a dream land.

 

Slowly degraded nature; who’d care?

Growth in full swing; that’s all what mattered!

Business depends on soil, water and air;

No wonder eventually growth got battered.

 

No growth, polluted nature – all that’s left.

No one could believe their eyes or ears.

So growth isn’t supreme; many wept

For all had to live in pollution – oh dear!

Asitha Jayawardena

 

So growth isn’t supreme if it’s not green?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/so-growth-isnt-supreme-asitha-jayawardena

 

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Don’t invite your end | Ralph Waldo Emerson

BIG-poetry2017-03Mar

 

Who leaves the pine-tree, leaves his friend,

Unnerves his strength, invites his end.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

 

This piece appeared in my 2017 New Year greetings post:

A host of twelve rhyming beauties green / For the months of two-thousand and seventeen

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/host-twelve-rhyming-beauties-green-months-seventeen-jayawardena

 

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A massacre of dreams | John Drinkwater

BIG-poetry2017-02Feb

 

When you defile the pleasant streams

And the wild bird’s abiding place,

You massacre a million dreams

And cast your spittle in God’s face.

John Drinkwater (1882-1937)

 

This piece appeared in my 2017 New Year greetings post:

A host of twelve rhyming beauties green / For the months of two-thousand and seventeen 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/host-twelve-rhyming-beauties-green-months-seventeen-jayawardena

 

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Poetry is among the fertile points of the Wave Hypothesis for SUSTAINABILITY Engagement across boundaries

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Brexit poetry 1

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HExit | Turning Brexit into a global leadership opportunity for UK higher education 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hexit-turning-brexit-global-leadership-opportunity-uk-jayawardena

 

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Golden daffodils | William Wordsworth

BIG-poetry2017-12Dec

 

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

 

This piece appeared in my 2017 New Year greetings post:

A host of twelve rhyming beauties green / For the months of two-thousand and seventeen https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/host-twelve-rhyming-beauties-green-months-seventeen-jayawardena

 

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