Mar 20, 2015

Earth Day Poetry Compilation



With Earth Day 2015 coming on April 22nd,  we'd like to get you ready by offering  a compilation of our  past years' Green Topics Earth Day poetry. If there are certain poems not listed here please pass them on to us and we'll post them

To our muse Mother Earth…
We will try to inspire you every Earth Day with some rhyme. 



We hope you have a great Earth Day 2015!  Please carry and extrapolate the thoughts and respect for the Earth that you feel on this one day to the other 364 days a year. 

We begin with a quip from John Muir who we feel is perhaps one of the larger contributors to the recognition of how special the US of A is from the standpoint of natural beauty,

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” 
― John Muir

and


“The world, we are told, was made especially for man — a presumption not supported by all the facts.” 

Now the rest

This Old Earth needs our help
To stay fresh and clean and green
With a
Pick it up
Pitch it in and
Throw it in the can
This Old Earth needs a helping hand 

 from ReallyRoper.blogspot.com


I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each Honey Tree,

Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone

And just as I
Need every bit 
of me to make
A body fit
So Earth needs
Grass and Stone and Tree
And things that grow here
Naturally

That's why we celebrate
This day
That why across
The world we say:
"As long as life,
As dear as free,
I am Earth
and this is me!"

Earth Day Earth Poem


Oh giver of life, you glorious Sun,
You instinctively know what must be done.
I bask in your warmth to gain energy;
Marvel how you raise up each plant and tree.

You, gracious Moon ever watchful at night
Even aware when your eye is closed tight.
You sway our emotions, also the sea;
Cause turmoil at times or tranquility.

I love you Earth and all of your creatures.
There's joy in knowing you are our teachers.
I will, to treat you with respect and care
And pray that the world will become aware

When we poison you, we poison us too.
Keeping you balanced will grow life anew.
We are blessed with Earth, sea, wind and fire;
Ether, divine, our longing desire

Helps us to treasure our blessings on Earth
And love that's bestowed when given our birth.
So embrace loyal Sun and moody Moon
As sweet Nature sings her loveliest tune.


© Connie Marcum Wong



Even the Earth knows well the market must
 Align itself with something more than greed.
 Ravenous monsters on the future feed,
 Their fangs ripping at Earth's delicate crust. 
How might one profit from an empty sea, 
Drawing dividends from dying streams?
 Although one might find riches at the seams, 
Yet none will prosper once the Earth is scree.

Even the Earth Knows Well the Market Must by Nicholas Gordon



Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. 

Nothing Gold Can Stay 
-Robert Frost 

Plant a tree
Watch a bee
Go clean up the
Sea!!
Let's leave our planet
to be,
What it intends to be
So we, and all life
Can Be ........

Bonnie Pelton

 We will try to inspire you every Earth Day with some rhyme. This year we have a few selections from last year and a few new entries as well.

We hope you have a great Earth Day 2012! We hope that we all carry and extrapolate the the thoughts and respect for the Earth that many feel on this one day to the other 364 days a year.

This Old Earth needs our help
To stay fresh and clean and green
With a
Pick it up
Pitch it in and
Throw it in the can
This Old Earth needs a helping hand

 from ReallyRoper.blogspot.com


I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each Honey Tree,

Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone

And just as I
Need every bit
of me to make
A body fit
So Earth needs
Grass and Stone and Tree
And things that grow here
Naturally

That's why we celebrate
This day
That why across
The world we say:
"As long as life,
As dear as free,
I am Earth
and this is me!"

Earth Day Earth Poem






Earth Day is upon us again and in lieu of a long winded letter on how we should all change our practice to protect the beauty of the planet on which we are lucky enough to inhabit, I thought it may be more spiritual to offer some poems inspired by Earth Day or the writers love of the unspoiled Earth.

 Enjoy and Dream

 Happy Earth Day from Conserv-A-Store and pass them on if you choose


I am of the earth
She is my mother
She bore me with pride
She reared me with love
She cradled me each evening
She pushed the wind to make it sing
She built me a house of harmonious colors
She fed me the fruits of her fields
She rewarded me with memories of her smiles
She punished me with the passing of time
And at last when I long to leave
She will embrace me for eternity.

I am of the Earth by Anna Lee Walters



God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods.  But he cannot save them from fools.  ~John Muir






seeking comfort in a walk-in closet
this little room is spared
as a forest preserve ridiculously reserved
for leftover green space incorrectly prepared

cigarette butts against our soles
again and again and again
smoke stacks the air until acid rains
throwaways litter mother’s sensitive skin
her pathways have become paper trails
when no one’s looking the common good fails

we subtract life’s essence with knowing hands
with mindless rituals of the manicured lawn
rake nutrients; add fertilizer, plant killer, water
coexisting with nature has been withdrawn
as unkind man advances, the environment recedes
like fiber and flesh that can’t breathe

on a park bench in a walk-in closet
will my children find Earth has gone the distance
or the ecosystem in clear plastic containers
and life decidedly a skeletal existence

Skeletal Existence
[From Eloquence: Rhythm & Renaissance by Usiku at http://www.usiku.net/]


Plant a tree
Watch a bee
Go clean up the
Sea!!
Let's leave our planet
to be,
What it intends to be
So we, and all life
Can Be ........



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