rainforest (n) dense forest found in tropical areas of heavy rainfall.
(New Collins Concise English Dictionary 1982)
Dense is easy – thick and heavy.
Forest? - even the oldest of us here admit
we struggle to remember expanses of trees
(rare tall, woody plants, once common).
Tropical then was the small area
hot as everywhere is now.
Heavy rainfall? – we who barely know rain
can only dream of heavy.
Remaining documents of forests
contain solidly green photos, strange names
and archaic terms we no longer understand:
We have a long task ahead.
definition for Poetry Thursday
This is rather extreme eco-angst even for me! To prove it's not all doom and gloom - last night I went to the Scottish Poetry Library to hear Meg Peacocke read her poems that have been carved into rocks along a walk in Cumbria, north west England and to talk about the process of designing the walk. It was a fascinating evening! You can see photos of the poems in the rocks and a map of the walk's route here.
I wrote another poem for the prompt on Alter Ego. but the permalink wouldn't post.