Monsters Rose, a poem

IMG_3835Monsters rose from scenes gone by
And things once green lie down and die
While hoary sighs from glaciers stream
Mountains shiver in warming steam
Bays, gulfs and oceans wealth abort
As oil spills spew, smother and thwart
And man leaves earth in sad deface
His husbandry a vast disgrace

“…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”
Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

Note: I generally dislike rhymed poetry and don’t particularly care for this. No idea why it came out this way but it does say what I want it to say. 

© 2016, poem and illustration, Jamie Dedes, All right reserved


3 Comments on “Monsters Rose, a poem

  1. A good deal of my poetry at rhymes, probably because rhyme, like any other of the poetic formalities, rhyme can reach out between thoughts in the most interesting and disconcerting ways. I find poetry valuable because of its unexpected connectiveness. Language and its formalities are a world in themselves and that reality can inhabit this odd and strangely unrelated dimension is a kind of miracle, a swirl of wonders out of colored smokes.

    Whatever we may conjecture, we humans are very much of the stuff of our planet and if the planet, on occasion, uses us as an instrument to remake itself into Mars or Venus, its power cannot be denied. Ask any stegosaurus.

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  2. Ooh, I thought your poem was lovely! More and more I hear from people who don’t write poetry but like to read it– how much they miss the rhyme- and how much pleasure it gives them when there is lovely rhyme- I’m starting to agree! Rhyme is sometimes just the thing needed to totally memorialize a poem.

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