Friday, 5 September 2008

Haiku on Plastic is Rubbish

One of my haiku can be found today on Leave Only Footprints.

8 comments:

Rabbits' Guy said...

Ughhh .. not a pretty picture! But maybe it was cropped and is out of context.

We are fortunate here to have active efforts to keep plastic out of the sea .. although much more needs to be done.

Antoine Cassar said...

A great haiku! How frightening to think of the ocean as an urban pond... urrrgh, my spine shakes...

Have you seen this video, about the sheer concentration of plastic in the Northern Pacific? (Toxic Garbage Island Part 10 I read somewhere that the whirlpool of plastic is like a giant beast, which from time to time rises up and spits on the beaches of Hawaii...

Janice Thomson said...

Very powerful Juliet.
How awful the reality of this verse.

Crafty Green Poet said...

HI Rabbits Guy - it really is that bad in some places, eg the Garbage Patch that Antoine mentions.

Antoine I've not seen that video but I have seen a documentary about it and several photos, it is just terrifying that we're letting that happen. The impact on the wildlife is heartbreaking

Mistlethrush said...

I agree with Janice - a powerful haiku there. Well done.

Janet said...

Thanks for leaving a footprint on my blog so I could find yours. Looking forward to exploring it.

Antoine Cassar said...

Juliet, do you remember the name of the documentary you mentioned? I would like to see it.

Thanks in advance!

Antoine

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Antoine, It's called Message in the Waves and has a website at:
http://www.messageinthewaves.com/

Janet - thanks for visiting back!