Sunday, June 28, 2009

One Single Impression -- Blue Rain

Two Haiku

muddy torrents dash
dreams, sweep hope and life away
--excesses of spring.


destructive water
pours off denuded mountains
--legacy of coal.

"Clean coal" is a dangerous myth. Help stop mountain top removal mining. Call your representative to support the Clean Water Protection Act. Learn more about the devastating way in which coal is mined today at, and what you can do to stop it.

Photo by sgreerpitt June 17, 2009 in Letcher County Kentucky.

For more poems on the prompt "Blue Rain" check out One Single Impression.


floreta said...

great message

SandyCarlson said...

Clean at too high a price.

Spring has exacted quite a toll on the landscape--or have our handprints and footprints transmogrified her gifts into something quite ungracious?

gautami tripathy said...

Great message. Loved both!

wrath of nature

lissa said...

I like the first one - too much spring not always a good thing

-thanks for reading my OSI

Jim said...

Water is our most important resource. It soon may become the most valuable.
We can and do reclaim our Texas land after the mining but those mountains can't be built back up by man.

Geraldine said...

I agree, this is an important message. I particularly enjoyed your first haiku. Great use of this prompt.

zoya gautam said...

muddy torrents dash

--legacy of coal

pours off denuded mountains

these words stare u in the face ..

lovely ..

anthonynorth said...

An important message there.

Deborah Godin said...

And now they're touting clean natural gas too *shaking head in disgust* Well, anyway, I did enjoy your photos and haikus!!

Anonymous said...

I guess I won't complain about our days of gentle rain after seeing your torrents.

A timely most, and very good advice, Sue.

The Dark Lord said...

Great post! Despite the "destruction", had a rather positive feel to it!

gabrielle said...

Coal slurry poisons our waters. Web of life disturbed, landscape forever altered. Massy pays fine, continues to shatter mountains.

Powerful message in those muddy waters. thank you!

Tumblewords: said...

Aargh. For sure. When is it too late? Is it now? Provocative haiku.;l

Quiet Paths said...

Thank you for these; esp. your message about clean coal. Eastern MT is the coal country in Montana and I cringe every time they talk about it being clean. Clean on neither end.