summer haiku – the Amazon = l’Amazone


summer haiku – the Amazon = l’Amazone

the Amazon
snakes by oxbow lakes –
poisonous snakes!





l’Amazone serpente
autour les lacs oxbow –
serpents venimeux !

Richard Vallance

winter haiku – all our lakes frozen = tous nos lacs gelés


winter haiku – all our lakes frozen = tous nos lacs gelés

our lakes all icebound
all our loons too far away –
pray they may return

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tous nos lacs gelés
tous nos huards trop lointains –
priez qu’ils reviennent

Richard Vallance

summer haiku d’été – loons will fly = les huards survolent


summer haiku d’été – loons will fly = les huards survolent

loons will fly
wherever they list
over squally lakes

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les huards survolent
toujours à leur gré
les lacs venteux

Richard Vallance

summer haiku d’été – buoyed over lakes = survolant les lacs


summer haiku d’été – buoyed over lakes = survolant les lacs

buoyed over lakes
the loons’ warbling howls 
in the thunderstorm

loons in a thunderstorm

survolant les lacs
les hurlements des huards
pendant l’orage

Richard Vallance

I don’t think I have ever seen anything as pitiable as this sketch by a girl of a tiger crying in a zoo


I don’t think I have ever seen anything as pitiable as this sketch by a girl of a tiger crying in a zoo:

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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:

composite vile cruelty to animals in zoos

Just who do we think we are? The most intelligent species on planet earth? What a laugh!

BUT

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.

Examples are:

Le Parc Oméga, Montebello, Québec, Canada (CLICK photo for lots of lovely pics!):

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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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.

 

The pristine beauty of Canada. Lac Philippe. Only 40 km. outside Ottawa, the Capital City


The pristine beauty of Canada. Lac Philippe. Only 40 km. outside Ottawa, the Capital City:

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The most beautiful and one of the most peaceful countries on Earth. The entire country looks like this! Impressive eh!