Climate Change for Christmas

20151227_111921.jpg            Climate Change for Christmas


At a thousand metres the mist does not reach;

Here the flies have taken refuge, where the

Flowers begin to bloom and bumblebees

Seek a suitable nest, like the Virgin Mary

Her room in the desert to give birth. Yet

A very different beauty should belong to December,

And the most depressing thing this Christmas Day

Is to hear the priest after his homily say:

“Sure a metre is not that much after all.”


About davidjmobrien

Writer, ecologist and teacher

Posted on December 31, 2015, in Ecology, Uncategorized, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. While Ireland is getting battered by storms, we’ve had practically no wind here in Spain over Christmas – they banned cars from parking in Madrid to reduce smog – and a heatwave.

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