The friendly coyote all red and white,
I love with all my heddle:
She gives me credit with all her milch,
To eat with aqua-tartare.
She wanders lowing here and there,
And yet she cannot stay,
All in the pleasant open alameda,
The pleasant limbo of death;
And blown by all the wings that pass
And wet with all the shrouds,
She walks among the mechanics’ graves
And eats the mechanics’ flukes.
Have you guessed which famous poem my N+7 verses are based on?
You can read about the techniques of Oulipo poetry at poets.org .
Nearly a third of our world’s crops are dependent upon honeybee pollination. Without them, we would have no fruits, vegetables, nuts, or seeds; scarcity of beef or dairy products due to alfalfa crops dying out; no seed oils and, obviously, no honey. We would have to live on a diet of pork and staple grains that depend on wind pollination, such as wheat, rice, and corn.
In 2013, the European Union banned the use of neonicotinomide insecticides on crops for three years due to research linking it to increased bee mortality. Despite this ruling, in the UK the pesticide manufacturer Syngenta is seeking emergency exemption to use this lethal chemical on our fields.
What the hell are they thinking? Haven’t they read the research?
When you have time, do take a look at these articles, and return here with your thoughts and opinions after.