Apr 16, 2017

Earth Day Poetry for Your Pleasure...


WHAT IS EARTH DAY?

“Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Though it was first celebrated in 1970; it is now something people worldwide coordinate with and celebrate together. These days it is celebrated  in more than 200 countries each year. This year on Earth day, there will be a march on to the Washington Mall to talk about how important SCIENCE is to our future. The Earth Day Network and the March for Science Groups are co-organizing a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C 2017. The day’s program will include speeches and trainings with scientists, civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. Creating the sense of awareness about vital science innovations we need to think about when moving forward and saving our Mother Earth. The crowd will gather at 8:00am, and the teach-in will begin at 10:00am if your are interested in attending please visit http://www.earthday.org/marchforscience/  "This Earth Day, join the effort to defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world.Science serves all of us.It protects our air and water, preserves our planet, saves lives with medical treatments, creates new industries, puts food on our tables, educates the next generation, and safeguards our future.Science isn’t Democratic or Republican, liberal or conservative. Indeed, threats to science are pervasive throughout governments around the world.Using the teach-in concept deployed for the very first Earth Day in 1970, the rally and teach-in on the National Mall will focus on the need to hold our leaders – both in science and in politics – accountable to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and integrity. The vital role science plays in our democracy must be preserved." 

Here's some Earth Day Poetry

I am of the Earth by Anna Lee Walters

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.



"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


Skeletal Exsistence 

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.

Ode to Nature by Connie Marcum Wong 

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. 

Help us to reasure 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. 



There is health in thy gray wing,
Health of nature’s furnishing.
Say, thou modern-winged antique,
Was thy mistress ever sick?
In each heaving of thy wing
Thou dost health and leisure bring,
Thou dost waive disease and pain
And resume new life again. 

A Spinning Gem by Joseph May


lapis lazuli
a gem spinning in the sky
a whisper of clouds. 



Hopefully you enjoyed our Earth Day Poetry - Happy Earth Day Friends

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