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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Raves and COP27 Haiku

No More Fairy Tales, I

raven shadow
after raven shadow ...

FYI: Pissed off by these empty talks at COP26, I decided to start a new, one-year writing project, titled No More Fairy Tales, to challenge these "talks and solutions" presented at COP27.

The Wall Street Journal: Nov.6 : "COP27 Summit Begins as EconomyUkraine War ...Overshadow Climate Concerns:" Progress has stalled since last year’s U.N. gathering...

The latest news released one hour ago: The Guardian, Nov.6 : "Cop27 gets off to delayed start after tussle over agenda for talks:" Contentious opening to UN climate conference as delegates struggle to reach agreement on discussion of loss and damage.

Reuters, Nov. 7: "At COP27, climate change framed as battle for survival"

"Humanity has a choice: cooperate or perish,” U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres told delegates, urging them to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels and speed funding to poorer countries struggling under climate impacts that have already occurred.

And ABC News In-Depth, Nov. 3: Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg says UN Climate Change Conference is a "scam"

The following senryu was inspired by Greta Thunberg's response to the "outcomes/solutions" of COP26

climate change debate
I swear I'll go net zero
on swearing

tsuri-dōrō ,10 , July/August 2022)

For my poetic responses to COP26, see my "Special Feature" post, "Haiku and Tanka Selected for the COP26 Summit)

Added: No More Fairy Tales, II

                     c r o w s               and                                of 
              of                                         falling 
   murder                                                            plums