Earth-242x242Gaia, swirling heaven.
Mankind blossoms, then explodes;
the end: just deserts?

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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20 Responses to Sacrilege

  1. Wendy Tinley says:

    The cosmic rays might get us in the end:


    • pendantry says:

      Thanks for that link. Fascinating reading! — Though I don’t think that cosmic rays compare with what we’re doing to Spaceship Earth; they’re on a cycle, we’re on an exponential rise.


  2. Hariod Brawn says:

    To convey one’s mood
    In seventeen syllables
    Is very diffic

    Well done! ;)


  3. mistermuse says:

    “Just deserts for mankind” suggests that everyone gets what’s coming to him/her, regardless of whether one is one of the innocents or one of the assholes — hardly “just,” but the definition of reality to a greater or lesser extent.

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  4. Eric Alagan says:

    Just desserts indeed – because at a certain level, we owe a collective debt and deserve what is coming. But I also believe at a certain level, we all receive rewards – just desserts – based on our individual thoughts, words and actions.

    That’s the beauty of a haiku – when we look at the theme rather than the semantics, it opens to several interpretations.

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  5. scotthastiepoet says:

    You certainly cut to the chase here! Powerful and topical write for us all tonight…

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  6. erbiage says:

    oh what seeds will those exploding blossoms spread?

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  7. That’s a wonderful and very creative haiku! Kudos, thanks for sharing.

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  8. sanaarizvi says:

    You portray the stark reality of mankind eloquently! My only hope is that we can save the earth from complete disintegration.

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  9. Lucy says:

    Very beautiful piece with brevity. It’s as well thought-provoking, and I must ask if this refers to the sun exploding as a red giant in a few billion years from now? It’s just something that came to mind when reading this piece.

    Time will merely tell if such of what you described is well deserved. Humanity can be evil and kind.

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  10. Beverly Crawford says:

    I seem to have fallen into a quandry of deserts and desserts, pedants and pendants! All following a very clever tongue-in-cheek haiku. What’s a gaia to do?

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  11. Mish says:

    We have over-evolved in the wrong areas, producing our own demise. If only we’d put as much energy into evolving as humans. Just my humble opinion.

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  12. A very concise and blunt poem about the deserts we are making. Think the Just and link to similar sounding desserts is quite interesting. What do young humans deserve? What does nature desrve? Certainly action on our part now to restore nature for a greener future.

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  13. memadtwo says:

    It’s not like we haven’t had plenty of warning…(K)

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  14. rivrvlogr says:

    Possibly so, but hopefully not.

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