My river was once unseparated. Was Colorado. Red-
fast flood. Able to take
anything it could wet—in a wild rush—
all the way to Mexico.
Now it is shattered by fifteen dams
over one-thousand four-hundred and fifty miles,
pipes and pumps
Browse poems related to nature, the environment, and environmental issues, including climate change and endangered species.
|1824||The World's Wanderers||Percy Bysshe Shelley|
|1880||Low Barometer||Robert Bridges|
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|2000||Ruin and Beauty||Patricia Young|
|2003||First Probe||Barry Ballard|