Saturday, 5 April 2014

Weather Report

BBC News - "People with health problems are being warned to avoid strenuous activity after forecasts that air pollution will reach high levels in parts of England.  Defra issued warnings as high pollution levels were recorded on Tuesday. The pollution - a mix of local and European emissions and dust from the Sahara - is forecast in parts of south England, the Midlands and East Anglia. The pollution has caused a thick layer of dust to form on cars and buildings The elderly and those with lung or heart disease are among those warned against exercising outside."

And here is my poem about it:

Weather Report
Evening pink of Saharan dust
Winds carrying the sand along
Falling on the cars, leaving a crust
A fragment of a desert song
Breath with care, beware the dust
Its fine particles inhaled in lungs
From Southern lands, in sudden gust
Like Djinn's spell in foreign tongues
The smog returns to London town
Across the Thames, above Big Ben
As the desert dust is settling down
Over St Paul's Cathedral in amen
The weather report is a smog alert
As air pollution may well hurt

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