summer haiku d'été – damn you Brit hunters = chasseurs anglais damn you Brit hunters blasting red foxes! murder in cold blood vous chasseurs anglais tuez les renards roux ! meurtre de sang-froid Richard Vallance photo public domain
I Argentée I Argentée have lived a hardy life: a Maine Coon mix, I’ve forded babbling rills, the freest spirit, who’s never suffered strife! Why, I have scaled formidable forest hills, where I’ve run into coons and surly bears who’ve never phased me in the very least; I’ve roamed the fields and sounded foxes’ lairs, so why be so surprised when I am deceased. Because I pride the space I always crave, although I was on leash, the leash was loose, to leave me running free, for being brave, since as you know I’ve always been so spruce! For all the bugs I’ve chased and mice I’ve caught I bid you, fairest friends, to mourn me not. Richard Vallance March 29 2019 in memoriam, fairest Argentée, libre esprit (free spirit) April 15 2003 – March 14 2019
I don’t think I have ever seen anything as pitiable as this sketch by a girl of a tiger crying in a zoo:
She says she hated going to the zoo after she saw the poor tiger pacing back and forth in its cage. And I am sure she saw tears in its eyes. It is just disgusting and utterly shocking how we as so-called adults are doing everything in our power (and we have far too much of that) to destroy every other living soul on our planet. The feed accompanying this astonishing sketch warns us that “Sometimes children are wiser than adults.” Not only wiser, but clearly far more in tune with our planet.
The child is father of the man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.
(William Wordsworth, “My Heart Leaps Up”)
As for myself I cannot stand zoos, and I believe they should all be banned forever. Here are a few sickening examples why:
Just who do we think we are? The most intelligent species on planet earth? What a laugh!
Wild life parks with plenty of space for animals to roam in are another story altogether. At least the animals have plenty of room to roam around in. Thank God for small blessings.
Le Parc Oméga, Montebello, Québec, Canada (CLICK photo for lots of lovely pics!):
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
From time to time, I shall be posting more environmentally sensitive topics here on LBK&M, in spite of the fact that they have nothing to do with Linear A, B or C.