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