To the language lashers

 
For those
with apparently
no “attachment”
to heron and kingfisher
to cygnet, otter, newt
 
who are more keen
on the “bullet-point”
the “cut and paste”…
 
whose “broadband”
is too narrow
for bluebell, buttercup, beech
for acorn, adder, ash
for heather and hazel
 
who want to “block-graph”
catkin, conker, cowslip
 
and give the kiss of death
to mistletoe and ivy
 
for whom  the
“celebrity”
“chatroom”
“committee”
is more vital
than dandelion
than fern
 
who fail to weep
over the willow
over literary extinctions
where the “voice-mail”
is more precious
than the lark
 
who replace “blog” for log
taking the nectar
out of nature
 
These
M an
P ower
3 trinity-traitor
 “players”
 
are writing
themselves
out of existence
 
Ox
Ford
Universe –ity
…Press (ed)
 
Put to pasture
 
Virtually
finished
off
.
.
Heidi Stephenson
Image: Claire Palmer
 

 

The Petition to oppose the exclusion of nature words from the Oxford Junior Dictionary is here

Petition Update
Nature Words at the BBC

27 DEC 2017 — I hope everyone had a brilliant Christmas and Boxing Day. An early start for me this morning to beat the snow and get to BBC Radio Oxford to talk about this petition. We now have 109k supporters so it really seems people care about Nature, the environment and the importance of educating children to love their planet.
If you missed the radio show you may be able to catch it on this link
https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_oxford
at -1:55:23.


By Heidi Stephenson

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One Response to To the language lashers

  1. Terry Jackson says:

    What a wondrous way to share my petition. Thank you so much.

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