Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Forests Of Growing Green Gold - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

living forests
touristic gold mines
if market mined

diverse flora fauna
sources of memories
seed imaginations

sold not once
as deforestation
but countless

times as living
life tapestries
creative webs

children of forests
bless all eyes all
hearts spirit seen

“weep child
the mighty totara
is (blade) fallen

no longer
forests thick
stretching
120 feet high

above life dense
canopy bird song
broad leaf trees

linear sharp
pointed leaves
(grew) dark
green-brownish

female totara
flowers red swollen
nut embedded”

who will
replant sacred
forests?

who will come
centuries on to
watch totara grow?

living sacred
ancient forest giants
were timber

sold when tourism
was life sustaining
growing green gold


Copyright © Terence George Craddock
Quotation from ‘Land Rape Earth Rape’ by Terence George Craddock


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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