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Japanese form, pioneered by the poet Basho, and comprising a section of prose followed by haiku. The prose and haiku should work together to create an organic whole.
I reflect on Man's future as I watch the news, alarmed at the irreversible changes happening to our planet, from global warming to the extinction of whales and corals. And I witness the floods in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and East Timor, and the droughts in the United States, Somalia, and Morocco displace thousands from their homes. The world is in crisis! According to the most recent United Nations estimates, the current population is 7.9 billion as of April 2021. We cannot sustain the life we enjoy today on a planet with shrinking, finite resources. We are living longer and demanding more, destroying our ecosystems in the process. We've raped and poisoned our oceans, burnt and cut down our forest, and spent or squandered our fossil fuels; whatever future calamities await the human race, they will be devastating and yet, as inevitable as death is to life.
hunger fuels hate
there's no compassion in greed...
a baby is born
Moments Of Reflections - Haibun Poetry Contest
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