Treasure Island

Valsa George


Oh! Green, Stay Green!


In the brilliant spectrum of rainbow hues,
Oh, Green! Thou art a ravishing shade.

You glow and fade in distant skies,
You hide beneath the oceans deep,
You make the Earth so cheery to live,
You ward off famine and assure wealth,
You signal movement and ensure health,
You sooth the eyes and cool the hearts.

In the brilliant spectrum of rainbow hues,
Oh, Green! Thou art a ravishing shade.

Green is the garb; God gave the Earth to wear,
Green is the harbinger of blooming spring,
Green – the forests that is home to beasts,
Green – the meadows, where the cattle graze,
Green – the prairies that stretch afar,
Green – the lawns that adorn the homes,
Green – the tuft of grass that grows beneath,
Green – the unripe fruits that hangs from boughs.

In the brilliant spectrum of rainbow hues,
Oh, Green! Thou art a ravishing shade.

But Alas! The Green is fast fading out,
The verdant Earth, turned into an arid stretch,
Life made so horrid for man and beast,
And Nature mourns her doleful plight,
Toil hard to usher the Green again,
Never let the trees fall and rot,
Take from Nature just enough to make you go,
And keep in reserve what is due for the ones to come!

In the brilliant spectrum of rainbow hues,
Oh, Green! Thou art a ravishing shade.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 01, 2009

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  • Bri Edwards (7/3/2013 3:32:00 PM)

    valsa, i enjoyed this. and thanks for the comment on my poem Green. may you always have enough green in your life. i looked for a poem which might offer my thoughts about conservation and/or global warming but i failed to find one on PH; i know i have some written down. i do pride myself in trying to conserve natural resources (and often succeeding) . we often don't flush our toilet, we compost food wastes, and recycle paper, plastic and glass. we water plants with some water we have already used, but, yes, we also use water straight from the faucet unfortunately. we almost never wash the car and i turn shower water off when i'm not really needing it (same with when i brush my teeth) .
    HOWEVER, other than giving a little money to conservation/environmental groups and to groups which promote birth control and euthanasia (both of which help save resources) , i can not say i am much of a
    player in promoting OTHERS to conserve resources.
    AND i do not claim to believe that all people are entitled to equal shares in life now or in the future. even if i felt that way there doesn't seem to be any way that the ideal could be attained. as for global warming: in being conservation-conscious i hope to lessen global warming....... maybe the air temperature will increase about a ten billionth of a percent less due to my efforts. and i also feel that perhaps if global warming is caused by humans (and of course some believe it is not so or not entirely so) then perhaps the species will just have to adapt or perish. and would that be so bad in the GREATER SCHEME of things in the universe? ? i don't suppose you expected such a long comment, but HEY i AM retired! thanks for sharing. bri
    p.s. i DID find another poem on PH with green in the title. Mongolian Green Baby Bottoms. but feel free not to read it. (Report) Reply

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