Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #153:
Out of the Meadow's Browse  (posted by Linda Lyberg)

"I was recently reading Owls and Other Fantasies, by Mary Oliver and came across a lovely poem that inspired me to use the word Browse for our prompt today."

Giraffes browse on luscious
leaves at the tops of
tall trees.  They munch
like humans do
on salads.  Imagine
if all trees were cut
down, or perished
in wild fires.  Giraffes 
would have no sustenance.  
Do not shrug off global
warming or human greed.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to Warning

  1. Tzvi Fievel says:

    a timely admonition.


  2. Rob Kistner says:

    Human greed — the bane of our world! So so true Sara… 😟


  3. rothpoetry says:

    A great poem and a great reminder of our need to be aware of how we are taking care of our environment!


  4. I don’t understand how some people can think it’s all a hoax. Well done!


  5. Helen says:

    From way up on high … words of deep wisdom, and worry. Well done, Sara.


  6. Gillena Cox says:

    Wow such a strong message in this little quadrille.
    Thanks for dropping by to read mine Sara



  7. Sara ~ there’s pretty much nothing to add to your words… They are spot on.



  8. hedgewitch says:

    Giraffes are only the beginning. I love how you humanized them, eating salad, and living their lives.


  9. I’ve always been fascinated by giraffes.


  10. Ingrid says:

    We shrug these things off at our peril!


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