GUESTBOOK 129: (2015): “If a Tree Falls” (by Bruce Cockburn)

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Rain forest
Mist and mystery
Teeming green
Green brain facing lobotomy
Climate control centre for the world
Ancient cord of coexistence hacked by parasitic greedhead scam –
From Sarawak to Amazonas
Costra Rica to Mangy BC hills –
Cortege rhythm of falling timber
What kind of currency grows in these new deserts
These brand new food plains?
If a tree falls in the desert does anybody hear?
Does anybody hear the forest fall?
Cut and move on
Cut and move on
Take out trees
Take out wildlife at a rate of a species every single day
Take out people who’ve lived like this for 100,000 years
Inject a billion burgers worth of beef –
Grain eaters – methane dispensers –
Through thinning ozone
Wave fall on wrinkled earth
Gravity, light, ancient refuse of stars
Speak of a drowning
But this, this is something other:
Busy monster eats dark holes in the spirit world
Where wild things have to go
To disappear
Forever

If a tree falls in the desert does anybody hear?
Does anybody hear the forest fall?

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(©  Bruce Cockburn, 1988)

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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One Response to GUESTBOOK 129: (2015): “If a Tree Falls” (by Bruce Cockburn)

  1. KPKeelan says:

    A powerful polemic!

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