NaPoWriMo – Earth Day 2017

        our planEt is dying
    our politiciAns denying
 our scientists Ridiculed
      our populaTion fooled
           meanwHile the earth sighs
while the fauna Dies
    and the florA slips away
       inevitablY we will all pay

Digital Manipulation of Original Drawing : original drawing can be seen here https://apoemandadrawingaday.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/obliteration/

© Dawn Whitehand 2017

 

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Rebirth – World Poetry Day

playfully swirling
a cool wind scatters gumnuts across a rusty tin roof
spilt seeds bouncing randomly
waiting to be blown across the late autumn sky

tumbling and falling
finding a final resting place
a soft patch of silky dirt

snuggling in
they await the warmth of spring
the soft patter of rain
the miraculous transformation

a sapling

Dawn Whitehand Gumnut Sketch

Pen on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2016

 

 

The Future of Seeds

what has become of the seeds
once sown
tilled rich moist soil
fertile
red dirt blanket
enveloping warmth
keeping safe the stalks
feeding nourishing

what has become of the seeds
brown bare earth lay
bountiless
only dead dust blowing
trapped within a barren windswept bowl

Charcoal Pencils

Charcoal Pencils

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

 

An Intervention

raging winds roaring
hurling gumnuts
crashing on the tin roof
stealing my slumber
momentarily dazed
I ponder the rattling
scurrying possums?
quarrelling crows?
dancing magpies?

OR

Mother Nature venting her anger?

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2014

Nature

once a gentle breeze
a ravaging wind
announced its arrival

a low rumble boring down
roaring across a sublime landscape
now broken and torn

hungry after hours of travel
chewing up trees
spitting them out

an appetite unsated
an anger unsatisfied
pink flesh uneaten

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2013

Day Three Hundred and Sixty: 18th July 2013

blue fades to gray
and the blustering wind gusts
swirling Gaia’s flotsam and jetsam
a tumultuous whirlwind
amidst pelting torrential rain

no fluttering of wings today
no melodious chirp
only the elemental ebb and flow of nature’s fury

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2013

 

Day Three Hundred and Fifty Three: 11th July 2013

a musical conversation
emerging from the treetops
wafting sing-song
lyrical melodies airbourne
bursting with elequant courtship
a warbling serenade

Tinted Charcoal on Handmade Paper

Tinted Charcoal on Handmade Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2013