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Earth Day?


Reflections On The Planet’s Day of Birth

(For Guy McPherson)


Evening mists

at morn

gloaming dusk

at dawn

Sun keeps

burning low

the moon just

lost its glow

Nature’s weary

of time

as I work this

wayward rhyme

An era is

passing on

ere long will

all be gone

Who left to

witness bear

to wake wonder

or care?

What price that

grail of gold?

what left neither

bought nor sold?



restless churn


silent burn

The stars do

fade away

nothing surreal

can stay?

End of the world

is nigh?

forlorn both

earth and sky

Save the heart

in endless quest

beyond requital

or rest

Though wan

and woebegone

still softly

sojourns on
[© R.Kanth 2023]

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (A Novel), A Day in the Life (Novel), and Expiations (Verse), and Farewell to Modernism (Political Economy Tract).

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