Earth Day – Pantun

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Aloe along our front door walkway

Hummingbirds swoop and hover near aloe
drinking in the sweet nectar of flowers
Rejoice in nature, let’s not be shallow
Earth is a lifeboat humans devour

NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 22 – In honor of Earth Day, I’d like to challenge you to write a georgic. The original georgic poem was written by Virgil, and while it was ostensibly a practical and instructional guide regarding agricultural concerns, it also offers political commentary on the use of land in the wake of war.

Welcome back to day 22 of NaPoWriMo and Happy Earth Day! Here are the instructions for writing a pantun. I believe this little piece can be considered georgic, as it is about nature and does present commentary on our use of nature. The picture of the aloe was taken by Shawn Hosking. Once more I’m borrowing a photo of his without permission. And yes, hummingbirds visit the tall flowers on a daily basis.

NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 22

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Grand Canyon July 2010

National parks will
celebrate centennial
discover nature

NaPoWriMo Prompt – Today’s prompt comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who also suggested our prompt for Day Seven. Today, Gloria challenges us all to write a poem in honor of Earth Day. This could be about your own backyard, a national park, or anything from a maple tree to a humpback whale. Happy writing!

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Did you know the national parks (US) are celebrating 100 years this year? Rather apropos Rachael will be visiting Glacier National Park in July. The Grand Canyon is in our backyard. Okay it’s a 4 hour drive to the north, but close enough. Still we haven’t been there since 2010 and my mother-in-law has never seen it. Maybe we can arrange a weekend this summer to go again.