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'desertification' ~ FAWWA Anthology 'Lines in the Sand' 29th May 2008
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My very proud husband David and daughter Jessica McCallum with the FAWWA Anthology 'Lines in the Sand' which includes this poem.


desertification


 


before cultivation the water flowed


bouncing on leaves falling falling


to pool on fertile forest floor below


 


before cultivation the water flowed


flora bursting with life and clean air


jostling for sunspace canopy flirting


 


before cultivation the water flowed


we didn’t listen as we ploughed


clearing tree roots to feed fields


 


before cultivation the water flowed


now encrusted salt lusts after land


no sweetness here just bitter dry sand


 


 


Frances Macaulay Forde © 2007


2008-06-06 00:58:59 GMT
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