Earth Day

This is a poem I wrote a couple of years ago. I wanted to refresh the Earthweal crew and remind them of why we love this beautiful planet, and why we should fight for it.

This is not a poem
This is the quiet unfurling
Of a green seedling

This is not a poem
This is a raindrop, hanging,
Quivering jewel

This is not a poem
This is the wild leap and spin
Of a grey dolphin

This is not a poem
This is clear river water
Running to the sea

This is not a poem
This is the hare’s free running
Zig zag down the lane

This is not a poem
This is the great, green silence
Of a noon forest

24 thoughts on “Earth Day

  1. A delightful list poem. I love ‘This is not’ and the lines:
    ‘This is the quiet unfurling
    Of a green seedling’
    and
    ‘This is the hare’s free running
    Zig zag down the lane’.
    A breath of fresh air and the simple life!

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  2. Oh, THANK YOU! for reminding us why we care so much about this beautiful planet. If I were still doing Poems of the Week, this would be one. Absolutely gorgeous.

    Like

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