I had to have a tooth out yesterday – unexpectedly. It hurt like mad.
I finished reading Dan Brown’s Inferno yesterday. I really enjoyed it. I find Dan Brown quite a gripping light read. It’s a bit contrived and daft but it is a page turner and it draws you in. Once I start I can’t put it down. I like books like that occasionally.
Inferno is concerned with the gross madness of the population explosion. It is a sickness that is destroying the natural world. Nowhere is untouched.
The book was a mystery solution to the problem that is presently destroying the planet and sending the rest of life hurtling towards extinction – how to get our numbers under control and leave room for the rest of the wonders of life that has evolved on this green gem.
My tooth and that book sent me into writing a string of poems – which I have just published here on my blog. I realised after I had written them out and put them out that they are really all just one poem.
Never mind. I will graft them together in my next poetry book.
I write poems for the wonders of nature that we might protect and nurture it and put a halt to this mad destruction that we are waging. I think there is a war going on. It is a war between the rich and the poor. It is a war that creates a relentless stupid striving for growth and profit at all costs. It is costing us our souls and the earth.