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Gaaaah! I haven't posted in quite sometime!

So, I'm currently taking an Ecopoetics class and (as is the nature of the course) I've been working on new poems. For those of you who don't know about Ecopoetics, it is essentially "nature poetry." It is not simply poetry about nature and the beauty of it, but of nature and human's relationship with it. Much of the ecopoems I've read (and written) this semester deal with the conflict of how nature affects us and how we affect nature. 

Here's the first poem I turned in this semester. By no means is it a polished piece. It's pessimistic and preachy (yes, didactic!), but it's an example of the conflicts discussed in class.

     

 obsolescence


the kids with pixels in their palms take

no notice of the spiral shelled mollusks

or the post-rain beams gentle 

through the vermillion maple foliage.


removed from the wonder of

their own backyards, they take

no notice of the untamed roots creating

mountains from laid brick,

fissures in graveled cement.


removed from the wonder, 

in adulthood they will only take notice 

when their home is claimed by its own material.


the Emersonian child dissolves within them

for whether they notice the dew on a clover

or the thorns of a bare lemon tree,


they will tame and modify, turning

the ever-present

obsolete. 

------
If you have any thoughts on the poem, please feel free to comment.

  • Listening to: To Pimp A Butterfly
Gaaaah! I haven't posted in quite sometime!

So, I'm currently taking an Ecopoetics class and (as is the nature of the course) I've been working on new poems. For those of you who don't know about Ecopoetics, it is essentially "nature poetry." It is not simply poetry about nature and the beauty of it, but of nature and human's relationship with it. Much of the ecopoems I've read (and written) this semester deal with the conflict of how nature affects us and how we affect nature. 

Here's the first poem I turned in this semester. By no means is it a polished piece. It's pessimistic and preachy (yes, didactic!), but it's an example of the conflicts discussed in class.

     

 obsolescence


the kids with pixels in their palms take

no notice of the spiral shelled mollusks

or the post-rain beams gentle 

through the vermillion maple foliage.


removed from the wonder of

their own backyards, they take

no notice of the untamed roots creating

mountains from laid brick,

fissures in graveled cement.


removed from the wonder, 

in adulthood they will only take notice 

when their home is claimed by its own material.


the Emersonian child dissolves within them

for whether they notice the dew on a clover

or the thorns of a bare lemon tree,


they will tame and modify, turning

the ever-present

obsolete. 

------
If you have any thoughts on the poem, please feel free to comment.

  • Listening to: To Pimp A Butterfly

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I am currently a college student studying English Literature/Creative Writing & Japanese Language. I love writing, it is one form of expression that I know I am at least decent at. While I don't necessarily want to make a career out of (creative) writing I still want to honor the art form and my engagement in it.

On this account, I will showcase my original written works (poetry/prose) and some amatuer photography.
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No problem! You have a lot of great imagery from what I've read so far. I'm looking forward to your other stuff.
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