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Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Illegal Logging


Bank nice bank Government Bank
hoarding my American Dollars;
safely behind steal vaulted doors
curious visiting customers, cannot see.

New customer is the giant in the clouds
counting golden eggs safely clutched away;
where is Jack in Bean Stalk ready to assault
my mythical Fort Knox, castle in the clouds?


Kampung robber robbed timber facing
boards off a near neighbours’ house;
stolen in the still of night? No it was
a brazen robbery interrupted, at 7pm.

Ebu Ebu Eda cut down her beautiful trees
but a day later in fear of kampung thieves;
climbing her bean stalk trees over garden walls
to her spacious manicured, cloud mansion in the sky.


Curse curse kampung thieves stealing
living wood from trees while Indonesian;
politicians line their pockets with profit
stolen from illegal, deforestation of Sumatera.

All Sumaterian rain forest to be cut down
so massive island can grow only palm oil;
to oil greasy hands of the rich and corrupt
Indonesia seeking to attain, number one status.


Indonesia presently placing ranked third
in international global corruption analysis?
Two barrow policy; sanctioned or illegal back
pocket; illegal rain forest logging, deforestation.

Indonesia manifest as gross
crime against mother nature;
as gross gross crime against environmental
international concerns, of global warming.


Copyright © Terence George Craddock
Kampung an Indonesian village or villager.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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  • Terence George Craddock (2/19/2011 1:24:00 PM)

    Dear Michael Pruchnicki as the theme ''Illegal Logging'' is a global issue related to global warming and destruction of rain forest, then yes your snide remark that the topic ranges far afield is correct. The topic ''Illegal Logging'' and questions of conservation which are important to scientists world government etc is complicated, not simply cutting down a tree so of course it will be impossible to answer your ''But to what avail? '' question.
    Actually I taught creative writing Michael, a concept a poetaster might find difficult to grasp in modern forms.
    *****''A catalog is about the only thing you''re capable'' another typical Michael still missing the bully days in the sand box comment. Not quite up to your normal rude, crude level of vulgarity however. I have a special list of your treasured comments.
    However relating to figurative language in literature the catalog includes but is not limited to majors in literature and classics including Greek & Roman Literature, Greek Art, Augustan Poetry & Prose,20th Century Poetry, Renaissance Poetry & Prose, Romantic Poetry & Prose, Victorian Poetry & Prose,20th Century Novel, Myth & Literature, Drama, Novel to 1830, Australian Literature & NZ Literature, Literally Study, American Literature and Medieval English Literature.
    My lecturer for American Lit wrote several text books on certain styles of poetry, published his own poetry and was American so really your pocket book comments neither impress nor cut any ice. So wrong again poor Michael.
    But please continue to insult, your comments upon other poets, who often struggle in a second language is often devastating to them. I know they email about you. So please chin up, step into the ring with me. (Report) Reply

  • Terence George Craddock (2/17/2011 11:33:00 AM)

    Dear Michael Pruchnicki as the theme 'Illegal Logging' is a global issue related to global warming and destruction of rain forest, then yes your snide remark that the topic ranges far afield is correct. The topic 'Illegal Logging' and questions of conservation which are important to scientists world government etc is complicated, not simply cutting down a tree so of course it will be impossible to answer your 'But to what avail? ' question.
    Actually I taught creative writing Michael, a concept a poetaster might find difficult to grasp in modern forms.
    *****'A catalog is about the only thing you're capable' another typical Michael still missing the bully days in the sand box comment. Not quite up to your normal rude, crude level of vulgarity however. I have a special list of your treasured comments.
    However relating to figurative language in literature the catalog includes but is not limited to majors in literature and classics including Greek & Roman Literature, Greek Art, Augustan Poetry & Prose,20th Century Poetry, Renaissance Poetry & Prose, Romantic Poetry & Prose, Victorian Poetry & Prose,20th Century Novel, Myth & Literature, Drama, Novel to 1830, Australian Literature & NZ Literature, Literally Study, American Literature and Medieval English Literature.
    My lecturer for American Lit wrote several text books on certain styles of poetry, published his own poetry and was American so really your pocket book comments neither impress nor cut any ice. So wrong again poor Michael.
    But please continue to insult, your comments upon other poets, who often struggle in a second language is often devastating to them. I know they email about you. So please chin up, step into the ring with me. (Report) Reply

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