UNCIVILISATION: The Dark Mountain Network

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From a 3-minute BBC Science Report: “Usurper”

Posted by Catherine Diamond on January 25, 2016 at 12:42 0 Comments

A certain caterpillar,

no matter the name,

usurps the Queen of Ants’ throne,…

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On observing mud skippers in the shallows

Posted by Catherine Diamond on January 11, 2016 at 9:47 0 Comments

 

Ancestor,

why no shrine or temple to you,

no steeples, hti or minarets,

no incense burned, no fruit and flowers offered?

You, who took the first big step,

from sea to sod,

crossed more terrain 

than Magellan’s galleons.

Why no acknowledgment of that daring

into worlds unknown,

leaving the familiar brine behind?

 

Human shame, perhaps,

at not descending straight

from the…

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Satellite Dishes

Posted by Catherine Diamond on December 21, 2015 at 13:52 0 Comments

Reverberant red receptors

resonate open to the sky

tracking silent satellites

fathoming particles, decoding light.

 

What encrypted cosmic message

traveled so far in radiance to illume

the vibrating redness of the bloom?

 

Petals peeled back splayed upwards

each face emitting solar sparks

straining, straining on their stalks to hear

each pistil, a pom-pomed spear

with velvet stamen…

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Hiking in Yangming Mountain: Listening

Posted by Catherine Diamond on December 2, 2015 at 13:57 0 Comments

 

As I walk up the mountain side,

my mind chatters with itself,

muttering cavils, embarrassments, and high hopes—

lugging all the detritus of the city below

into the rarefied realms.

 —buzz-buzz-buzz—

on it goes, oblivious.

 

Until I command it to stop, be quiet

like the bamboo and unfurling fern,

the long silver grass leaning over the path,

silent but for a rustle, a lizard, an invisible…

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Satellite Dishes

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