Globe and Mail prints JC’s letter to the Editor: “Dead Birds Cannot Sing,” 17/09/2106

JC responded to the Partners in Flight report in the Globe on the large decline in bird populations with a scathing indictment of governments that site industrial wind turbines in environmentally sensitive areas on bird migration routes and in habitats of endangered species, such as the Blandings turtle. The Editor included a verse from “Spectacle,” for which is she is grateful. The verses first appeared on this site. Here it is:

Dead birds cannot sing,

their melodies lost to winds

that rouse high towers

to our great hades of steel

that churn songs and soft feathers.

Here’s the link to the edition:

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  1. Antonia
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    I am glad that one more copy of the Globe and Mail arrived today as I cancelled my subscription. Had it not done so, I would not have read your poem, or part thereof. It brought tears of sadness and rage, for which I thank you. Something has to be done about this.

  2. Antonia
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    “Had I not done so…” dratted autocorrect!

  3. JC
    Posted January 4, 2017 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    I just saw your comments now.Thank you.

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