Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"Death, thou art mean."

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class Monday to Friday (www.pbs.gov.ph)

Death of palm trees - millions of them on one Palm Sunday throughout Christendom,
exacerbating poverty and destroying the balance of the environment
Death of land productivity: Spent soil caked by drought and continuous cropping.  
San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur
Death of a seashore: Illegal squatting on the seashore in the guise of tourism
 Matabungcay, Batangas

Death of consciousness: Mallard Duck gleaning on a pond - a tetrapack! 
San Mateo, Rizal
Death of wildlife: Orangutan perched on a ledge - no escape.

Death of an estero (tributary), the result of unabated
pollution and siltation
Pasig River, Pasay City MM
Death of simple devotion: Excessive candle offerings result in pollution, 
fire hazard, and emission of toxic fumes, waste of energy notwithstanding.
Manaoag, Pangasinan
Death of an agoho tree killed by unscrupulous pruning is
now crowned with ferns and mushrooms
 - symbol of death.
Death of cleanliness and orderliness: Trapped rainwater breeds dengue-carrying mosquitoes.
Death in the guise of technology: Transmission towers emit radiation 
deleterious to health and environment in heavily populated areas 
in Metro Manila.
Death of a camphor tree - aftermath of
Typhoon Ondoy in 2009. UST Manila

Death, thou art mean;
you come with Diogenes,
a lamp in the daylight
amid quest of greatness,

when light is seen only
in the glitter of gold
and in the genius of man,   
then creep surreptitiously 
late in the night. ~

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