Monday Musings…3rd April 2023…There Will Come Soft Rains…#Earthmonth,


Welcome to Monday Musings...April has arrived already it is the second month of

astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the second month of astronomical fall in
the Southern  Hemisphere…
Every month, there are hundreds of national and international celebrations dedicated to raising
awareness and support for meaningful causes.
April the 1st was the start of Earth Month and given what changes the earth has been going
through it deserves some thought…
Today April 4th is the start of National Wildlife Awareness week in the US…it starts on
various  different dates around the world but wherever you are we should all be thinking of
how we can  play our part every single animal and plant has its place in the ecosystem and we
know how very important that is to sustain…
If you need further proof that you should play your part…then consider this …my abiding
thought on how fragile life can be was the film on the Chernobyl disaster in 1986…but first
comes this poem penned many years ago…it is thought-provoking and disturbing…
There Will Come Soft Rains.
Sara Teasdale – 1884-1933
There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white,
Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims on a low fence wire;
And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.
Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree
If mankind perished utterly;
And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.
The proof of these words can be seen in Chernobyl…


I ask what further proof do those of you who rely on others doing something or think that your actions won’t make a difference or who just disbelieve everything around us is not happening even when it’s the stark truth …

I couldn’t think of a more apt song…

Thank you for joining me today… a sobering post different from my normal lighthearted and fun posts but I feel strongly about all the apathy in the world and the damage humans are inflicting on themselves by continuing to buy and eat food laden with chemicals and high fructose corn syrup to our disregard for the Natural World …We/You and I can change this…Let’s do it! xx

30 thoughts on “Monday Musings…3rd April 2023…There Will Come Soft Rains…#Earthmonth,

  1. koolkosherkitchen

    When I went to Odessa in 1995, I had been warned not to buy any fruit or veggies on the market that looked oversized as they might be gathered in the Chernobyl Forest. When I saw wild strawberries the size of large apples, it came home to me.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      That is scary that people were selling them although I suppose it depends on how much they needed to sell produce to make a living and that is also scary that safety goes out of the window …


  2. D. Wallace Peach

    A sobering post, Carol. Though the intricacy and interconnectedness of life on our Earth shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, it seems that this is a message that needs frequent repeating. Teasdale’s poem is both beautiful and ominous. Wishing you a peaceful day on this gorgeous life-giving planet. ❤


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    Another thought provoking post Carol and the poem certainly was way ahead of its time. It also echoes the reality of what began to happen during lockdown when industry was paused and human activity and nature began to encroach into the spaces we vacated. Chernobyl is a name that still strikes fear into most of us who have lived in this nuclear age. Always loved that song… ♥♥


  5. acflory

    I remember hearing/reading about Chernobyl and wondering if my relatives in Hungary would be okay. Nuclear reactors will always be inherently deadly because humans are so very imperfect. 😦

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      1. acflory

        Yup. And it’s not as if Chernobyl was the first. I know the nuclear lobby believe nuclear power is just a tool like any other, but some tools are just too dangerous in human hands.

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  6. Rebecca Budd

    My dear friend, There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale is one that I keep close by. A couple of years ago, I went to nature to recite this poem. I confess that I had to start out a couple of times because of the emotional content of Sara’s words. Sending hugs along with my gratitude for our friendship.

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