Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009

First launched as an environmental awareness event in the United States in 1970, Earth Day (April 22) is celebrated as the birth of the environmental movement...Earth day history

Earth Day
I circle the date
in green

Earth Day
a note in
my kiyose
--William Sorlien; Minnesota, USA

violet asterisk –
somebody wrote my name
across the Earth's day
--Ralf Bröker; Germany

earth day-
holding a bouquet of flowers
in the check out line
--John Merryfield; Mexico

earth day
fallen petals adorn
the waste bin
--Polona Oblak; Slovenia

Under our feet
thousands of cherry petals…
still Earth Day
--Magdalena Dale; Bucharest - Romania

Wake up to Daylight
Thinking about God's green Earth
Birds pecking at seed
--Que Clingerman; US

Psalmist's Earth Day
resting in greener pastures
our Shepherd at work

Been busy in the yard with treating dandelions and clover which infiltrate my grass and spraying for ants which populate our area like sand. On a serious note I usually celebrated Earth Day with my class as a teacher. Earth Day needs a long hard look at progress and priorities.

forty years old now
a grassroots holiday
in midlife crisis
-- Reason A Poteet; US

she prays the seed
into the earth
--Bill Kenney; Whitestone NY USA

Earth day...
planting trees to become
giants of hope
--Keith A. SIMMONDS; T & T

panta rhei...
point in the universe
our Earth
--Krzysztof Kokot; Poland

Solar system
celebrates: happy
Earth Day!

We don't like
your kisses asteroids,
stay on your way!

Earthy Day party --
Mars pays court
to Venus...again

Earth Day --
a bit tipsy Jupiter totters
on his path

Blue Marble -- so many lifes in your blues!
--Tomislav Maretic; Croatia

soft breezes blow south
relief from hot days in spring
marine layer cools

no electric air
needed today open windows
bring shaded sun

cats chew green leaves
ecology of felines
earth day everyday for them

recycle what
hurts earth
save planet mother

--Michelle Rose; US

Mother earth's belly
mostly protected by
salty water

Our own moon
behind the heavy clouds --
I wanted to live in Jupiter!

(Jupiter "owns" 63 moons, counted now, I think one of those is seen more frequently ?)
--Tikkis; Finland

Earth day -
amongst the stars
a garden
--John McDonald; UK

Greeting from Poland I think of the destruction caused environment by the mines

gold mine -
the rain forest
and smaller
--Andrzej Dembonczyk; Poland

I should embrace the earth
but, ah dear, only two hands
are not enough

global heating-
health before wealth
for people and earth
--Vasile Moldovan; Romania

mirthday far off
as water sighs and cries
earth day thinks fresh
--Joseph B. Connolly; Nevada US

It's Earth Day today?
Too bad my tank was empty,
so Earth un-friendly.
--HaikuKelly; US

pruning shrubs
eve of Earth Day-
cirrus overpass
--gillena cox; TT

Earth Day asterisks 2009:-*Green Generation Campaign *renewable energy *green jobs *global dimming earthdaynetwork

Days before Earth Day 2009, President Obama's Energy Secretary Steven Chu gave a press briefing at the "Summit of the Americas" in Trinidad and Tobago where he laid out the potentially disastrous consequences if the world community doesn't unite to combat climate change read more

Poems in this Earth Day sequence are the copyright of the individual writers and should not be reproduced without their permission

Earth Day Haiku coordinator - Gillena Cox; TT

revisit Earth Day 2008


Devika said...

Oh Great collection, here
almost a gem unto them each,

great job of collecting them all here, Gillena :)

Happy Earth Day, my dear :)


Bill said...

What a pleasure to be part of this observance. Well done, dear Gillena.

polona said...

i seem to have missed this one.
great project, and some excellent contributions.

i'm adding my five cents here, though:

earth day
fallen petals adorn
the waste bin

John Merryfield said...

I like your writing very much Gillena. Always warm and friendly.

earth day-
holding a bouquet of flowers
in the check out line

HaikuKelly said...

It's Earth Day today?
Too bad my tank was empty,
so Earth un-friendly.

RBroeker said...

Oh, there are many nice ones here. A pleasure to be a part of this collection.

Best wishes

Magyar said...

I liked this collection, Gillena !
... and too, the recent sedoka "meditation," ... a fine one ! _m

haiku-shelf said...

Wow! So many good haiku!

I had too much to do and so I couldn't participate but I enjoyed it very much to read.

Best wishes,

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you all for stopping by and for makin this a really great earth day sequence

much love