The Pump: A Haibun


Steam Engine

steam engine

The Industrial Revolution changed lives forever in rural Britain. Factories replaced farms, and towns eclipsed villages.   James Watt and Matthew Boulton, as well as other inventors, led the way with increasing the power available to looms and spinning frames by the use of coal produced steam.  The social changes aside, the cost to the environment is ongoing.

If James Watt had known
The pump’s carbon legacy
Would he have it made?


Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 27th 2019, steam engine

One thought on “The Pump: A Haibun

  1. An interesting consideration! We do have ways to combat the carbon emissions and replace older methods of power with ones that pollute less, but there are greedy people who feel they would not profit by doing so.

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