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2010-11-21

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An eclectic mix of our travel tales, and conservation issues with a look within the Id.

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  • For Cecil: Stop Trophy Hunting.
    on Aug 1, 2015
    We can feel the heartachewe can feel the lion's painwe know there's a hunter hanging roundHe wants Cecilto take his manecan't let that lion get away againhunter needs a trophy hanging roundBut hunters comeHunters goConservation's their thing you know...
  • Beyond The Sum Of All His Fears.
    on Jul 31, 2015
    Poached rhino picture courtesy Facebook Rhino groups.An ageing soldier crying softly, beside a body on the groundSheds a tear for his young slain friendHe never thought this would come down.He'd thrown away all his bush gear, camo...
  • Rescue Me.
    on Apr 19, 2015
    Jan Schnell, a Copenhagen-based musician, asked me to submit a poem suitable for a musicvideo he was creating to contribute to Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit organisation near Tampa, Florida, USA.Rescue Me. Jim McIntosh. 2015.Tiger, tiger, eyes still g...
  • Her leaving.
    on Sep 19, 2014
    Young warriors never knew why she was leavingSpring would win its way with Winter's snowFire would rejoice, flash across the eucalyptusAnd all would be scorched with their burning.Reality can't be mended when it's brokenIf it catches fire as young dr...
  • Pit-sawn and Dynamite.
    on Aug 24, 2014
    Well, I'm wearing no shoes, and a knotted red bandannamy Levi's cut-off, bleached, and frayed at the knees.This patience rewarded: my frustrations sublimatedfor tomorrow we'll aweigh with the morning's silver breeze.The Elephant Man's our captain and...
  • A Summer Rose.
    on Apr 26, 2014
    A Summer Rose. Jim McIntosh.In the blackest vale of sadnessI saw a faded Summer RoseHow it came to be so lonelyno one ever truly knows.On the darkest pool of waterits reflection lost its glowOur hands reached out to comfortwhile our tears began to fl...
  • A Spray of Roses.
    on Apr 18, 2014
    Every woman wants to hold a spray of rosesevery woman loves to receive them from a manbut there's just a single rose posted on my Facebook walland I know there's someone there who understandsYou may have wondered why I post this single rose you may t...
  • Spanish Dancing.
    on Apr 14, 2014
    Spanish dancingCaptivating dark brown eyesflirt with me, tempting meEach step in time, each move with mineSpanish dancingSpanish dancingGonna dance togetherAll our lives.Lipizzaner horses, greys and whitesIntricate prancing wove a magic nightVienna w...
  • Uselessness of Honesty...and razor-wire.
    on Sep 3, 2013
    There's a border so near yet so far. In helmets and vests of Kevlar we'll chance the sniper fire that ranges along the border. Convoyed through the razor-wire to record this greatest of tragedies; human pain and injuries: silent chemicals beyo...
  • Uselessness of Honesty...and razor-wire.
    on Sep 3, 2013
    There's a border so near yet so far. In helmets and vests of Kevlar we'll chance the sniper fire that ranges along the border. Convoyed through the razor-wire to record this greatest of tragedies; human pain and injuries: silent chemicals beyo...
  • There's Empty Plates...: Biofuel destruction.
    on Aug 8, 2013
    There's a hungry lost child walks a busy Delhi street family can't afford another mouth to feed There's a wrinkled farmer struggling as he's growing old can't plough his field his last donkey's just been sold There's empty plates in the state of Raja...
  • There's Empty Plates...: Biofuel destruction.
    on Aug 8, 2013
    There's a hungry lost child walks a busy Delhi street family can't afford another mouth to feed There's a wrinkled farmer struggling as he's growing old can't plough his field his last donkey's just been sold There's empty plates in the state of Raja...
  • There Are Empty Plates...: Biofuel destruction.
    on Aug 8, 2013
    There's a hungry lost childwalks a busy Delhi streetfamily can't affordanother mouth to feedThere's a wrinkled farmer strugglingas he's growing oldcan't plough his fieldhis last donkey's just been soldThere are empty plates in the state of Rajasthan...
  • Whale Watching at Kaikoura.
    on Aug 7, 2013
    Where mountains in line parade down to the sea in blue and white uniforms majestically there exists a rich garden of marine fauna and flora none ever more so than at Peninsular Kaikoura. Off shore, Hikurangi Trench saps deep from the north and...
  • Whale Watching at Kaikoura.
    on Aug 7, 2013
    Where mountains in line parade down to the sea, in blue and white uniforms majestically, there exists a rich garden of marine fauna and flora: none ever more so than at Peninsular Kaikoura. Off shore, Hikurangi Trench saps deep from the north a...
  • Where the Fairy Tern is winging: Convicts, execution and injustice.
    on Jul 17, 2013
    Old Army Barracks, Kingston. These date from the second penal colony, 1825. Picture Jim McIntosh Much of history's accounts and popular literature perpetuate the myth that Norfolk Island's penal settlements were for the worst type of convict - the...
  • Where the Fairy Tern is winging: Convicts, execution and injustice.
    on Jul 17, 2013
    Old Army Barracks, Kingston. These date from the second penal colony, 1825. Picture Jim McIntosh Much of history's accounts and popular literature perpetuate the myth that Norfolk Island's penal settlements were for the worst type of convict - the...
  • Where the Fairy Tern is winging: Convicts, execution and injustice.
    on Jul 17, 2013
    Old Army Barracks, Kingston. These date from the second penal colony, 1825. Picture Jim McIntosh Much of history's accounts and popular literature perpetuate the myth that Norfolk Island's penal settlements were for the worst type of convict - the...
  • Waltzing in Vienna: The imagined newly-independent traveller's lament.
    on Jul 9, 2013
    I want to dance a Strauss waltz in Vienna An der Schonen Blauen Donau but the band I can't hear, and I'm stuck right where I can't take a step without you. I could climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris way up top to admire the view but I'd be so scared 'c...
  • Waltzing in Vienna: The imagined newly-independent traveller's lament.
    on Jul 9, 2013
    I want to dance a Strauss waltz in Vienna An der Schonen Blauen Donau but the band I can't hear, and I'm stuck right where I can't take a step without you. I could climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris way up top to admire the view but I'd be so scared 'c...
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