Audio/Visual Poetry: Arrogance by Tova Beck-Friedman


Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.” Genesis 1:28

a permission to pillage
was given        after all 
masters of the universe we are 
superior in the miracle of creation

we consume and discard
devour and deplete  
detritus floats the waves
cast-off polymers 
mistaken for food
clog fish guts 
synthetic rings choke sea turtles 
magnificent beast hunted for its ivory
succumb to destruction
other species exist no more 

and Gaia 
grieves patiently  
until she can no more 
with a swift gesture 
she wakes up nature
to rebel             revolt
hurl calamities our way

we are not humbled
nor see the light

as the world suffers
as we bury 
the dead 
who succumbed 
to sickness 
and the ones lost
seeking refuge 
in a piece of land
still fertile still safe

what thought crosses our mind

ah, arrogance

Visual Poetry by Tova Beck-Friedman “Disparity”

Bio: Tova Beck-Friedman is a visual artist, filmmaker, writer and poet. In recent work she fuses poetry and moving images to create cine-poems. Her work has been shown internationally in film festivals, museums, galleries and on television. @tbfstudio

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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