Kudos to everyone who made it out to March for Science in this less-than-ideal weather in NYC. While it’s uplifting to see crowds unified behind a common cause, it’s scary to think that such measures need to be taken to convince powerful people that climate change is a very real, very urgent problem.
So in honor of Earth Day, I’m sharing ten poems about nature that have stayed with me over the years.
- “O sweet spontaneous earth” by e.e. cummings
- “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer
- “The Leaving” by Brigit Pegeen Kelly
- “The Blessing” by James Wright
- “At Bay” by Carl Phillips
- “October” by Louise Glück
- “Will there really be a morning?” by Emily Dickinson
- “Digging” by Seamus Heaney
- “The Fish” by Elizabeth Bishop
- “My Heart Leaps Up” by William Wordsworth
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