decay

when i see a polar bear stranded on an ice flow, i can only think that this is horrific. my heart jumps into my throat at wondering about the terror that this small cub must feel and the inevitability of her drowning. and that she cannot understand what is happening. an innocent mind void of thoughts of global-warming or man-made changes in landscaping. this beautiful creature is paying the price for our sins.

marshmallow bear rests
disintegrating ice flow
infinite seas

polar bear

11 comments

  1. Asni said on February 15, 2012
    I always have trouble getting into your blog. Many times it will show an "invalid key" and I just can access your site. Today, must be my lucky day. A beautiful message and I love image. Your haiku is awesome!
    1. Terri said on February 16, 2012
      Maybe I need to put my entire address www.cloakwdmonk.wordpress.com
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    dragonkatet said on February 15, 2012
    :( This is so sad. I wish more people would wake up to the reality of global warming...but there are so many big, special interest groups who stand to lose too much money if people start to believe it.
  3. Valli said on February 16, 2012
    That was thoughtful haiku with thoughtful message
  4. Gemma Wiseman said on February 16, 2012
    A heart-wrenching sight! Beautifully expressed thoughts!
  5. Andy Sewina said on February 16, 2012
    Yeah, well said!
  6. magicalmysticalteacher said on February 16, 2012
    A heart-piercing haibun... Wedding Day: Haibun
  7. Amber said on February 16, 2012
    Very thoughtful and touching!
  8. becca givens said on February 16, 2012
    Heart-wrenching indeed ... thought provoking write. Well done, Terri! :-)
  9. Someone is Special said on February 16, 2012
    Touching Haibun Terri and the pic touched my heart.. Thanks!
  10. Grace said on February 16, 2012
    This is so sad...I pity all the animals who suffer from our cruelty ~

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