Tripartition Part 2

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Warren Buffett.

Landay: a generational gap in the canopy

Father, did you ever plant a tree?
No son, I did not. There were plenty enough for me

Zappai: UV Raid

Where has the shade gone
Why did it take me so long
to notice the heat

…Tripartition 2

The darkness spread and found a stranglehold, taking the larger, more robust first. Swiftly, followed the lower chain, before the toxin leached into the soil and rock.
By then, there was no escape, nowhere left to hide. It had entered the very fibres of being, existence filthy with its decay. Light reduced to nothing more than a shade, renounced as radical dogma.
With no valiant retaliation and only murmurs of the three, efforts made to combat the death march could only delay an inevitable end game. Destruction ensued. This was the beginning of the end… TBC

Lune: depleted resources

comfort in numbers
Forrest banks
Nature’s bankruptcy

2,400 trees are cut down each minute.


Landay: their land

what many living call their homeland
is sanctuary secluded and wholly unmanned

Over 420 million hectares of forest have been lost since 1990.


The forest will forgive
The countless sins of past
With each dying breath
And each sapling faired to last

By 2030, there may be only 10% of the world’s rainforests left. (The World Counts)

(The World Counts)

27 thoughts on “Tripartition Part 2

  1. Mr. Mouse, I thank you for taking on environmental themes. Our poets can and do play an important role in shaking us up from our complacency, helplessness, or hopelessness in dealing with the existential climate and ecological crises that we humans now face.

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    1. It’s an issue I think about often, more with each passing year.
      I don’t worry for myself but for my children. I think if more people considered it seriously through their childrens eyes we might see more promising results.

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  2. As the canopy’s destroyed, our cover is blown
    Time now to share the light we’ve been shown
    The roots run deep
    The trees don’t sleep
    Forests of the future are robust and overgrown

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