Saturday, April 22, 2017


[image from google dot com]

an Earth Day Haiku Collaboration

this is island Earth
we need to learn its rhythms
live on island time

"in the beginning..."
the first view of our Mother
leaves us without words

For shame, for shame...
mama bear wakes
to two gunshots

city dandelions
nature will not
be denied
--Ardelle Ray, USA


How tiny earth is
How big the naked ape's mind
Will he destroy this globe?

horses wandering
green and untouched prairie plains
munch blooming flowers

monarch butterflies
fluttering across the yard
Is spring here so soon?
--Chelle Baratta-Angelini, USA


spring puddle
my puppy learns
the word jump
--Chrissi Villa, USA


bird watching. . .
around a new stump
tiny trees
--Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, Croatia


Earth Day
without the missiles and
of refugees
--Gennady Nov, Russia


clear day
clouds of Sahara Dust -
a rain mirage

concrete silhouettes -
lingering orange sunset
in span of earth's spin

put an end to this
bombs used to hurt each other -
let peace reign instead
[also posted to The Haiku Foundation- Earthrise rolling collaborative haiku 2017]


aged grey -
the brick wall where
three grackles rest


Champs-Elysées ~
fresh wounds to planet Earth
only peace can heal
--gillena cox; Trinidad and Tobago


busy city street -
blackbird sings
--Juliet Wilson, UK


all round the earth
enjoying colors and perfumes
I feel at home
--Nicole Pottier, France


Mother Nature's garb
in tatters from abuse...
needs an Earth Day mend


Mother Nature
in her greenest garb...
Earth Day
--Pat Geyer, USA


Earth day
Our mother
--Shanna Baldwin, Hawaii


full moon
a tree silhouette
holds the last star

spring rain
each leaf
a moon bath
--Vibeke Laier, Denmark

Poems remain the copyright of individual writers

Enjoy The Music

Don't Leave Before You See Again
Earth Day 2016
Earth Day 2015
Earth Day 2014
Earth Day 2013
Earth Day 2012
Earth Day 2010
Earth Day 2009
Earth Day 2008

THIRD PLANET FROM THE SUN: an Earth Day Haiku Collaboration. I imagined and hosted this as an Event at Facebook beginning April 12th 2017 and ending today. CHEERS to all the writers who participated.

Blog hopping today with
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Bits Of Inspiration ~ Mi Young Lee

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Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Important reflections.

9:24 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by Rosemary

Much love...

9:51 AM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

A most remarkable collaboration, Gillena ❤️ Happy Earth Day! 🌳🍄

10:57 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Sanaa

Much love...

11:47 AM  
Blogger Marian said...

Wow, what a collection! Really good for today and every day.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Marian

much love...

2:39 PM  
Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, a beautiful collection. What splendid observations on earth, her beauty, and sadly man's hand of abuse. Thanks for writing!

3:47 PM  
Blogger De said...

Cool collection. I wish we all thought more highly of her EVERY day of the year.

4:06 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Susie

Much love...

4:13 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation De

Much love...

4:13 PM  
OpenID paulscribbles said...

Inspiring words to contemplate our Mother with. Thank You Gillena.

4:37 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by Paul

Much love...

5:03 PM  
Blogger Martin Kloess said...

You have given us wonderful gifts to think about. Thank you

7:10 PM  
Blogger kaykuala said...

Wonderful collaboration, gillena! It goes to show we are very much taken up and are affected by things around us. In normal circumstances, these occurrings might just be ignored otherwise.


8:17 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Martin

Much love...

9:13 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Hank

Much love...

9:13 PM  
Blogger Outlawyer said...

Thanks for Earth Day poems. I participated in March for Science in NY. Every little bit helps! k.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Gen said...

Wonderful collaboration Gillena ❤️ Happy Earth Day!

7:02 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Yes indeed.

Happy you dropped in K

much love...

11:09 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Gen

much love...

11:09 AM  

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