Thursday, February 27, 2014

Gaia’s Plan


Please, don’t sweep the leaves away –
Their essence gives to life’s decay.

Never hack the flowers down –
Their colours bless the laughing clown.

Now why the mowing of the lawn?
The severed grass will lie forlorn.

Let our flora live undressed,
Or under Man, will toil repressed!

I, the tree of standing still –
Erect and proud, and stout of will,
Aglow with motley bark of earth –
Advance my roots for all they’re worth,
Internalising Nature’s bowels
To snag the devil, tweak his jowls
And pull his hairs from whence they grow!
I’ll destroy his pagan show
Of Homo sapiens’ disrespect!

The humble ape must reconnect
With Gaia’s plan!

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2010

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Happy Birthday EZ


whose birthday it is today.
He is twenty-one years young,
that is what he would have us believe,
but when it comes to his heart,
he is really only sixteen.
I think we’d all like to say,
and may he have
many, many more
twenty one birthdays to come,
and that comes from me
and all my other names.

A Big, Big
Happy Birthday To You Dave.

(1 July 2007)

There is a young man up here,