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(suite of 5-7-5) Bird extinctions because of humans.

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Compelling work, Lisa May. The artwork is beautiful, and your author's notes taught me about extinct creatures I had not know existed. I enjoy your work, and appreciate the time and effort that obviously go into your postings. Best regards.


 Comment Written 26-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 27-Feb-2021
    Thanks for your kind comments.
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When I was a young boy, I killed a sparrow with a slingshot, Jenny. It fell to the ground, and I cried. I took that bird, gave it a burial, and never killed another sparrow. I did kill doves, but we were poor and they filled the plate. People come first in line, all other species come behind. I hate to say that, but it is true.


 Comment Written 26-Feb-2021


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This group of tersets tell us what man's mistreating nature has done to the wildlife and birds. It is sad we are causing the extinction of some species that now can only be seen in museums.

Keep writing and stay healthy

Joan


 Comment Written 25-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 25-Feb-2021
    Thanks for your review!

reply by dragonpoet on 25-Feb-2021
    Any time, Lisa.
    Joan
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It's so sad that people hunt just for fun. These birds certainly don't look like the kind of bird that one would hunt for food, so it only stands to reason that they are extinct due to hunters building their egos. Great job
Parry


 Comment Written 25-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 25-Feb-2021
    Hi Parry - thanks for your review. I think hunting should only be for food-gathering too.

reply by Patty Palmer on 25-Feb-2021
    1Hey LisaMay! Those are beautiful birds

reply by the author on 25-Feb-2021
    Yes, it's such a pity we don't have them any more.
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We have a bird that looks just like that except for the beak. Hmmm, Well maybe the orange is in front of the
wings on our birds. It's a shame what man has done to
the natural order of things. Well done. Nancy:)


 Comment Written 25-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 25-Feb-2021
    Thanks for reviewing. Yes, man has indeed messed up the natural order of things.
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Any extinction is tragic. That it should occur as a result of human action is unforgivable and yet it continues, particularly in Africa, thanks to the activity of poachers. These individuals must share the blame with their customers, mainly oriental races, whose superstitious and erroneous beliefs create a lucrative market in a country where poverty is the lot of so many.


 Comment Written 25-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 25-Feb-2021
    Poverty, superstition, and wildlife depredation go hand in hand. It's a losing battle to 'educate' some deeply held customs.
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The fine balance of nature can be upset by the actions of humans and we don't think ahead enough when we cut down trees and change the landscape. It is a pity that this bird fell victim and is now extinct, a poignant write Lisa, love Dolly x


 Comment Written 25-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 25-Feb-2021
    "Greenies" often get bad press, especially when they are seen to be against "progress", but I know which side I am on.
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Clever free verse poem with a heartbreaking message--brilliant closing stanza--ironic imagery of feather in one's cap--common is US also--devastating notes!


 Comment Written 24-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 25-Feb-2021
    Thank you! I never wear fur or feathers, even before there was a movement against it... mind you, babies tend not to strut around in fur coats anyway.
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It's so terrible! We often think of native peoples as being more environmentally considerate but when it comes to birds, the native Ancient Hawaiians created beautiful feather capes and hats for their kings and nobility, rendering many bird species extinct. Great message in your poem!


 Comment Written 24-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 25-Feb-2021
    Thanks for reviewing. Rich people are usually the ones who create the desire and profit in species depredations.
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So very sad. What man has done to nature is inexcusable. The ravaging of forests, not only affects the trees themselves and all their microorganisms but bird and animal life. And killing birds to get feathers and skins for the sake of pride and vanity is cruel and atrocious. Thanks for drawing this to people's attention. Beautiful poem, sad theme.


 Comment Written 24-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 25-Feb-2021
    Thanks for your review. I am an unashamed "greenie', happy to share the world with wildlife and forests.

reply by Wendy G on 25-Feb-2021
    Yes, me too. Everything is interdependent, including mankind. Once one part is destroyed, the ramifications are enormous.

reply by the author on 25-Feb-2021
    We're on the same page - hopefully recycled or from a sustainable source.
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