Let the luddites light their candles for Earth Hour.
The aim of treading lightly on the earth is a worthy one but I’d rather shine a light on human achievement.
I won’t go as far as Lucia Maria at NZ Conservative who calls it turn on all the lights night.
I’d rather follow Motella in celebrating human achievement . Although like Poneke, who reminds us that North Korea has “Earth Hour” all night every night, I will neither be using more or less power than I normally do.
I’ll simply be grateful for the many leaps of science and imagination which bring light and other improvements to our world.
Without them I wouldn’t have been able to read Will Type for Food where Tim T writes he isn’t submitting this poem to the Earth Hour poems’ page:
The light is off I cannot see
The thingo where I write my verse
The whatsit I just stumbled on
That made me curse. . .
Tim has more poems for earth hour, the first of which starts: And the second which beings
After that tragic and avoidable incident during during Earth Hour . . .