Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

Earth Cries



Silent cries

Natural flow occluded 

Earth’s heart attack

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #135: Occluded

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

12 thoughts on “Earth Cries

  1. Wow! That garbage is shocking to see in such a beautiful place. Earth’s heart attack for sure. 😦

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  2. It was shocking to see the volume. This is a slough that used to be natural but has now been modified to manage storm water. The baffle is there to catch all of the garbage that runs downstream from midtown. There is a second baffle a bit further down to catch any strays that break out of this one. At some point this debris will be collected and disposed of in the landfill. So while not optimum, it is better that this debris never being collected. What is heartbreaking is that it has to be collected in the first place. People should know not to litter by now. And, we need to get away from being a disposable culture and in that regard I recognize I am part of the problem too.

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  3. I’ve taken walks in supposedly pristine forests and still I’m shocked by the garbage footprint left by uncaring people.

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  4. It looks like Mother Earth had a stomach ache and got sick. 👁👁

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  5. It sure does…great point 🤢

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  7. Poignant.


    The cries are no longer silent. At least not for those who care to listen.

    Nature’s beginning to get loud and obnoxious. We should’ve been listening a long while ago.

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  8. Nature will win too. Even if it means hitting the reset button.

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  9. How appropriate to post so close to Earth Day. Thank you for the reality check.

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  10. <chuckle> I doubt nature “thinks” of it as a game, or a war. She just goes on, adapting to whatever comes. It’s only we humans who think of our relationship with her in terms of conflict. Rather, “nature’s fine and all, quite beautiful sometimes, until she’s inconvenient, and then we have to teach her a lesson, ‘manage’ and control her.”

    Nature? She doesn’t mind, really. Nature is change. Nature is the order beneath what human beings consider chaos.

    Nature will adapt. And then we’ll have to adapt to the new nature of Nature, or be diminished, or die off. Nature really won’t mind at all. She’s seen so many children come and go. I doubt she even sheds a tear. Because whatever comes after us will be better adapted to nature than we were.

    By the way, I sometimes think Nature’s sister is Karma. And they can both be bitches. But, as it turns out, they are only if you are.


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