Never Again

never again

never again will i
be able to see
the majesty of the
orca fin
swimming in the
sound and playing
with her children
while belly-flopping
salmon.

never again will
i see the bald eagle
soaring overhead
with the only intent
of being himself and
gathering prey while
basking in the glorious
sunshine.

never again
will i have an
oregon silverspot
land on my shoulder
hitching a ride
as i ramble along
a barren path of
evergreen.

never again.

For National Poetry Month and the Writing Prompt of Poetic Asides (never again) and NaPoWriMo

15 comments

  1. bendedspoon said on April 10, 2011
    Sad. Are we saving what remains? I wonder who are we killing -- them or us. Thank you for this very thoughful piece :)
  2. David (1MereMortal) said on April 10, 2011
    Thought provoking poem as it brings to light the dissipating changes to the beauty of nature. Great write.
  3. vivinfrance said on April 10, 2011
    Wonderful poem. I wish I could have your 'never again' experiences just once.
  4. Raksha Bhat said on April 11, 2011
    Never again will i see the same blue and green:( Well written!
  5. Jessica said on April 11, 2011
    The repetition of never again reinforces your message very effectively. well composed! http://jessicasjapes.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/evolution-in-a-nutshell/
  6. Becca Givens said on April 11, 2011
    Extinction of beloved nature is sad ... well written; touches a chord within my nature loving self.
  7. fiveloaf said on April 11, 2011
    nice one my friend! mines here~ http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/natures-gravity/
  8. honeyhaiku said on April 11, 2011
    I love this, what piece of wisdom you have created.
  9. koatmeal said on April 11, 2011
    I love the word pictures that were painted in my head. Fabulous, descriptive poem.
  10. Jingle said on April 11, 2011
    very fine tuned words. love it. A++
  11. Christopher Raley said on April 11, 2011
    A fine elegy. Here's mine - different take on the same thing. http://tappingthewall.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/everything-i-need-is-east-of-here/
  12. Olivia said on April 12, 2011
    Extensively beautiful..! I loved how you expressed it here.. xx
  13. dani said on April 12, 2011
    hauntingly sad images...
  14. ladynimue said on April 12, 2011
    this was a wake up call to us all !
  15. Umamaheswari A said on April 14, 2011
    Interesting input.Well written !

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