Saturday, January 20, 2018

Reuse...Recycle and Collect

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Environmental & Science Education
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Solid Waste
Edward Hessler

This is where a 34-year stint of collecting from trash leads by a person who, from childhood was a "picker."  This interest led to a job with the New York  Department of Sanitation.

Treasures in the Trash, as he says.

I am reminded of the poem. What Are The Most Unusual Things You Find in Garbage Cans? (A journalist questions members of the Scavengers Protective Association, Inc.) by James Schevill.

This poem may be found in Schevill's Violence and Glory: Poems 1962 -1968 in Some Haystacks Don't Even Have Any Needle--And Other Complete Modern Poems, a compilation by Stephen Dunning, Edward Lueders, and Hugh Smith.

I've looked for the poem on the web and can't find it. It consists of 9 responses. I include one by a member of the SPA.


Picture frames. Pictures too, sometimes,
Landscapes mostly, cows, trees.
Once I found a picture of Jesus Christ.
I've got thirty picture frames at home.
All kinds of frames from plain to fancy.
I haven't bought one since I married.
Sometimes I just put 'em on the wall.
When there's nothing in the frame.
You can see the frame real good.

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