Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Challenge - Ecology

Luna and Shaman Rabbit, by Toril Fisher
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Moon shines bright tonight
Shaman Rabbit and the duck
Safe from pesticides?

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Kalidescope Creek, by Toril Fisher
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Rachel Carson would love
Clear blue water running free
Fish can once more live?

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Star Valley Flower Farm, by Toril Fisher
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Flowers rule the hill
Where once vineyards did flourish
Flower power return?
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Art by Toril Fisher at link her website, Second Cloud on the Left Farm.
Poem  Copyright © 2014 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
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I am linked today with Real Toads, Artistic Interpretations with Margaret - "Queen Bee" Art Project with Toril where Margaret wrote of Toril's artistic aspirations of melding her art with efforts to improve our ecology. 

There Margaret also challenged poetry writers thusly:
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"For this challenge, please use these images for inspiration to promote Toril's desire to begin a conversation about the beauty and interconnectedness all living creatures share with our amazing Mother Earth."

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10 Comments:

At Friday, February 14, 2014 5:58:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

The question in the final line of each strophe sets the tone for the whole. Do we know enough about any natural scene to admire it without conscience.

 
At Friday, February 14, 2014 6:39:00 AM, Blogger Robyn Greenhouse said...

You've made me realize I totally missed the idea of beginning the conversation of Mother Nature with the art! You did a great job with your poems. By adding the questions at the end, you've led to a natural beginning of a conversation about the state of nature and all living things! Perhaps I should go back and rework mine now!

 
At Friday, February 14, 2014 10:56:00 AM, Blogger Susan said...

Perfect clarity in images of beauty. Thank you.

 
At Friday, February 14, 2014 12:36:00 PM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

wow! all the paintings beautifully described:) good job.......

 
At Friday, February 14, 2014 1:13:00 PM, Blogger Mama Zen said...

Well done, Jim!

 
At Friday, February 14, 2014 6:36:00 PM, Blogger Kim Nelson said...

I simply LOVE the fact that you mention Rachel Carson, a woman far before her time. And your words do justice to both the art and Toril's mission.

 
At Friday, February 14, 2014 7:45:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

Beautifully phrased questions that I wish we could all emphatically say "yes" too.

 
At Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:19:00 AM, Blogger Grace said...

I like the return to the flower power ~ Good one Jim ~

 
At Saturday, February 15, 2014 8:06:00 PM, Blogger Sam Edge Author said...

Very nice use of the art!

 
At Sunday, February 23, 2014 8:04:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

Very beautiful description to the lovely paintings, Dr Jim :)

 

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