Diane Hine

Veteran Poet - 3,025 Points (25 July 1956)


Hunters kill on the veldt,
butcher the carcass, strip red meat and leave.
Scavengers find by sight or smell,
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  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (4/27/2013 6:05:00 AM)

    We are still Neanderthals, we just dress better!
    Great write, I won't mention the wallabies.
    I liked the line, with hammerstone sculpted river pellet blades.
    Rich imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (4/27/2013 6:04:00 AM)

    We are still Neanderthals, we just dress better!
    Great write, I won't mention the wallabies.
    I liked the line, with hammerstone sculpted river pellet blades.
    Rich imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,405 Points Douglas Scotney (3/20/2013 8:41:00 PM)

    strange, it wasn't 'thus spake Zarathustra' that Margaret Throsby played coincidently as I read this, but 'the blue danube' and I saw that space hostess walking around the cylinder. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,070 Points Anthony Di''anno (3/19/2013 11:44:00 AM)

    And they knew what it was they were eating. Unlike today.
    Another great poem for the pot. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,690 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (3/17/2013 8:28:00 AM)

    Aha a splendid poem with readers enjoyable scavenging imagery. Kudos! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,682 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (3/13/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    Yes, the hunters are too smart to hunt for food, but now hunters wear different hats! Nice to read! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Www.poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 Search 2 (3/12/2013 8:09:00 PM)

    But the earth and its echo systems have been upset by man. The evolution over a few millennia has had the shade of misuse and abuse that man is boasting of. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,035 Points Thomas A Robinson (3/10/2013 9:44:00 AM)

    Man...not much difference then and now.Except for his ability to now scavenge the whole earth (strip, unearth,
    make bare all earth) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,093 Points Valsa George (3/10/2013 5:32:00 AM)

    What has been thrown away by some becomes sustenance for another! Over millenniums, for survival, man resorts to more viable techniques! ! That's all! A very imaginative write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,093 Points Valsa George (3/10/2013 5:04:00 AM)

    Through what struggles for existence over milleniums, the modern man has evolved into his present stature! A very imaginative read! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (3/9/2013 10:28:00 PM)

    Unusual and enticing piece. Being way over tired it took a moment for the penny to drop but when it did I could of kicked myself. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 376 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (3/8/2013 11:20:00 AM)

    A nice imagination of happenings two and a half million years past! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 338 Points Danny Draper (3/8/2013 7:00:00 AM)

    The fashioned scraper from surface upcast regolith, a meal in the shadow of a matte black monolith. They fought off competitors to claim their own and in victory hurl skyward a secret weapon bone whose course of victory could not be known. (you knew I could not possibly have resisted) . (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,025 Points Valerie Dohren (3/8/2013 6:31:00 AM)

    Thank goodness for evolution - now we just go to the supermarket or order online. (Report) Reply

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