Brexit poetry 3

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

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Good in everything | William Shakespeare

BIG-poetry2017-08Aug

 

And this our life, exempt from public haunt,

Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,

Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

 

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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Spare that tree! | George Pope Morris

BIG-poetry2017-07Jul

 

Woodman spare that tree!
Touch not a single bough!
In youth it sheltered me,
And I’ll protect it now.

George Pope Morris (1802-1864)

 

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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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

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

 

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

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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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#SUpoetry is part of The Sustainable University (SU) One-stop Shop | http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/

 

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