We have had the occasion to write poetry.
Here is my effort: Guess what it is about!
A New Tale…
What is the house was raised on stone
What if the house was staked every fourth row
What if the house was compressed to make it solid
What if the house was cobbed to make it dry?
Then that old wolf wouldn’t have had it so easy…
Mark wrote a great poem to help us remember David Holmgren’s 12 permaculture principles. Thanks for letting me use this.
Here it is.
PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES POEM by Mark 7th May 2014
(the inclusion of hyphens – are to assist reader with rhythm/scansion)
Where do we begin?
With Mollison’s thirty-five-Principles?
Or the twelve by David-Holmgren?
Each has a simple picture
To accompany a Proverb or Saying
That helps to illustrate
The point-which he-is relaying
Number-one, Observe-and-Interact he says
How can I make that rhyme?
Ah…Two, Catch and Store Energy
Make hay while-the-sun shines
Number three is Obtain a Yield
A root vegetable with leaves unfurled
With a picture of the World
Let nature take its course
This is Principle number five
With a picture of a horse
Number-six Produce No Waste
A stitch in time saves nine
As you can tell I choose the Saying-or-the-Picture
At random, so as to keep in rhyme (sort of)
Seven has a picture of a spider-web
Which may make a few of you freeze
Design from Patterns to Details
Can’t see the wood for the trees
Many hands make light work
Is the saying for number eight
The Principle is Inte-grate
Rather than Segregate
Use Small and Slow Solutions
Is a Snail with-perhaps a sad face
The bigger they are the harder they fall
Slow and steady wins the race
Use Edges and Value the Marginal
Which brings us to the Butterfly or it-could-be-a-Moth
Anyway it is the last
Principle-number-twelve by Holmgren D
Vision is not seeing things as they are
but as they will be