Haiku #6 (NS)

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In life as in death,
alone, my inward journey —
amongst all seasons

Copyright Francis 2021


Why I stopped eating animals and embraced more kindness — THE SOMETHING GUY (Reblog)

I have been meat-free for seven years, since the end of December 2013. The journey has been a ridiculously amazing one filled with lots of eye-opening moments, and some that were not the easiest to get through. Giving up consuming the flesh of animals was something that I never thought I would have done, yet […]

Why I stopped eating animals and embraced more kindness — THE SOMETHING GUY

One May Smile

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The shark’s reputation precedes him,
demonized in the minds of millions,
movie-goers jumping,
or hiding behind
their darkened seats.
Predators must hunt,
unsmiling and relentless,
the prey must die
so they can live;
for nature’s complexity
is for us to understand — not judge.
A greater power than Man
put this realm together.
And as a poet once said:
‘…one may smile, and smile,
and be a villain–‘
So step back,
you silver-tongued fiends,
those who think
they know better;
Your power is temporal,
so brief,
whilst the shark’s honest instinct
is ageless, only taking its due.

*Quotation from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5, line 108.

Copyright Francis 2020

Earthweal Weekly Challenge: Shark Poetry

Frederiksberg Have, Copenhagen (autumn edition) — Life in Copenhagen (Reblog)

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might remember these amazingly pristine views of Frederiksberg Have over the summer. I am back with another set of photos from the same park – but with autumn colours in full force. Notice how in the featured photo for this blog post you can see […]

Frederiksberg Have, Copenhagen (autumn edition) — Life in Copenhagen

Black-and-White Birds — tanja britton (Reblog)

The combination of the colors black and white is considered elegant and classy, not only with regard to fashion, but also when it comes to feather arrangements, as many posts by fellow bird-loving bloggers attest. When I assembled my avian portraits a few months back, my only intention was to share a selection of Colorado’s […]

Black-and-White Birds — tanja britton

* Handbook of birds.