National Poetry Month 22/30: Earth Day 50th Annivesary

This National Poetry Month(NPM), I am writing and sharing original poems about food, family and feasts. Sundays will be a day to reshare a poem from the past. A list of links to previous poems is HERE.

Today is Earth Day. 50th Anniversary. I remember organizing the event for our school, making the Earth Day flag, and planting seeds. So today a tiny break from the all food focused poems. (although I snuck in a Earth Day food related haiku).

I’ve been thinking a lot about the COVID-19 and how our world has changed since mid-March. I wonder if our earth, universe, whatever, said, “Okay, you humans won’t do the necessary things to save our natural world, so I am sending sending something that will ground you, make you stay home, and rethink how we exist in collaboration with nature.”


we shelter in place
whales return to the river
earth day rejoices

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earth day 2020
pandemic~shelter in place
cleaner air, water

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we dig in soil
shelter in place, plant more seeds
sustainable life

©jone rush macculloch (2020, draft)

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2 Responses to National Poetry Month 22/30: Earth Day 50th Annivesary

  1. Gail Aldous says:

    Thank you for letting us see your beautiful illustrations of your earth day and great haiku! I like how they’re all connected with, “we shelter in place.”

  2. Ramona says:

    Your haiku are lovely and your notebook pages are gorgeous.

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