Will She Forgive Us?


Will she forgive us,
Gaia, mother of us all,
for our careless ways?

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Northern Arizona
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Posted on April 7, 2012, in Arizona, Haiku Heights, Northern Arizona, senryu, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, The April Heights 2012, We Write Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Perhaps she will. Yet, sadly, there will be an ending of this.

  2. Maybe she won’t! It’s painful to see how we keep destroying her, day by day !

  3. Perhaps, but not until she throws a lot of punishment our way. When you consider all the tornadoes, tsunami, earthquakes, blizzards, floods, etc., it’s obvious she’s pretty mad at us.

  4. It sure cheeses me off when I see rubbish left scattered on the landscape. In this case it did form a good Shadow Shot. (From the aged looks of it, there were old-timer litter bugs as well.) Happy Easter.

  5. We can always have hope. Very well expressed – your haiku.

  6. This reminded me of the painting of ‘Gaia’ byAlex Grey depicting the destruction of the world soul depicted as the tree of life. It is essential that the collective will of the people see the actions necessary to stop this.

  7. Someone left a job in mid scoop!

  8. She forgives us constantly of our ignorant ways.
    Nice shot.

  9. I have discovered so much of this in the desert, some I am sure has been there for 100 years or more. I’ll be back down there in a week looking for more and maybe get a great photo as you did here. Well done.

  10. She forgives us, but somehow we do not choose to change. Sigh.

  11. Careless may be in our human nature…but we do have a choice.
    One day maybe?

  12. I PRAY see will–Awesome reminder of our lack of Stewardship!!!


  13. We to often try to tame nature instead of respecting her. Thus, we are prey to her reactions. It is a tussle we cannot hope to win…

  14. Very lovely message…I hope she does and we wake up soon ~


  15. Awesome picture…and haiku ~ well said!!

  16. So sad. Hopefully we can earn her forgiveness.

  17. Hmmm, that is the question… Forgiveness comes when active contrition is engaged in.

  18. What a lovely capture of mood and destruction of earth.

  19. Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

    Truly-we are our own worst enemies. Particularly to the planet that we inhabit.

  20. I too wonder…Will she forgive us?
    I guess yes…If we change our ways…

  21. MMT … that is the most important question we can ask ourselves .. isn’t it ?
    If we do not put a stop to it as a whole human race … how could she forgive us because she is dying .. I think our time is near and she will “pop” us like a bad zit to get rid of her infection ! .. how could we blame her for that ?
    On a more serious note .. I always hope that my being a gardener .. and loving the earth the way a gardener does .. is a tiny band-aid for her.
    PS .. there are many more gardeners trying to “band-aid” her as well

  22. Mother Earth might be willing to forgive us, but her better-half, ie Nature, is already showing his wrath by creating unseasonal changes…

  23. Maybe she does! Mothers always forgive their children! We have to become more reasonable!

  24. well….we are of Gaia. She knows her children. 😦

  25. She definitely has her ways to make us tremble.

    just spent four months in India and, now, I’m stopping over for five days in Hong Kong. Head home to San Francisco tomorrow.

    My Shadow Shot is at:


  26. Whether she forgive us or not, we have to do something about it — each and every way, not only once a year turning off the lights!

  27. Oh that is sobering. a good thought to start my day with.

  28. I hope Gaia will, but above all here’s hoping we all improve from our careless ways. The picture matched your words perfectly.

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