GloPoWriMo: Day 22

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GloPoWriMo: Day 22

The Day 22 prompt was to write a georgic in honour of Earth Day.  The original georgic poem was written by Virgil, and while it was ostensibly a practical and instructional guide regarding agricultural concerns, it also offers a political commentary on the use of land in the wake of war.  The georgic was revived by British poets in the eighteenth century, when the use of land was changing both due to the increased use of enlightenment farming techniques and due to political realignments such as the union of England, Scotland, and Wales.  My Georgic could be a simple set of instructions on how to grow or care for something, but it could also incorporate larger themes as to how land should (or should not) be used, or for what purposes.  This is probably on a little bit of a tangent, but there is a land in it, and a plant and an insect, so plenty of nature at least.

A Single Rose

A single rose survives
Bright red against a barren landscape
The world is
Silent

A single bee flies
Bright yellow against a grey sky
The only sound
Anywhere

A single bee flies
Into a single a rose
Hope survives

There is nothing else

Copyright, D M Day, 2017

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