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The Whirling Army

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The Whirling Army

Beautiful scenery, rolling hills with craggy cliffs adorned with winter scrub clinging to impossible places. Narrow winding roads, leading somewhere, maybe nowhere, finding out when we get there. Rounding a bend just enjoying the scene, finding an eyesore almost obscene. In the ground in front, towering high a plague of of wind turbines I did espy.Not the Quixotic or Dutch that are nice. These huge monstrosities seem to crowd the very sky, killing birds by the score with their whirling wings. The race is on to harness the wind for soon the earth will cease to give up its treasure just so we can enjoy our leisure. Here rivers do not flow for most of the year and our  island needs power but not nuclear. So the turbines have come to march over the mountains like a white army of whirling dervishers that sadly will be the future, unless they can harness the suns free power much better.Time and nature will tell, if only we let her.

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  1. Date: 5/17/2013 5:26:00 PM
    Wind turbine powered electricity generators..I never thought of them being a bird killer but I guess that they would be..It would be a cheap and easy source of electricity though..Enjoyed reading this eve..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments were encouraging..Sara

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/18/2013 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    From my limited knowledge of wind turbines Sara, they appear to be very expensive to construct and only give out a small percentage of what is needed. I would think that wave turbines would be more reliable but then, what do I know! Thanks for stopping by. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 2:23:00 PM
    An amazing poem -very futuristic and visionery. I agree with your theory. Thanks for visiting my poem Hug Me and your kind comments. Regards. -Mohammad

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 3/18/2013 3:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mohammed, many thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. God Bless. Dave.