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Old 10-10-2010, 08:39 PM
Location: lake zurich, il
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I was just in the Appalachian Trail a few months ago on a school trip and one of the classes we (the students) were taking was creative writing. One of our final projects was to write an "Eating Nature" poem, based off of the concept basically of the Eating Poetry poem. We also then had to write another "Eating Nature" poem when composing our portfolios.

What these poems basically had to focus on was either literally "eating nature" or figuratively "eating nature." In both of my poems I chose the literal route. Let me know what you think and make up some of your own if you want to add to this thread.

Eating Nature 1 By John K.

Small termite eats fallen tree.
Tree cries.
Sly salamander eats termite.
Termite dies.
Swooping hawk eats salamander.
Hawk flies away.
Stalking hunter pulls trigger.
Hawk becomes filet.
So goes nature today.

Eating Nature 2 By John K.

Nature gives way to death today,
some would say that death is here to stay,
but death will give way to beauty someday,
and beauty will be here to stay,
until man comes to take her away.
But man will never last this way,
because without nature he will waste away,
so death gives way to us that day,
and beauty comes again to stay.
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