Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems by John FelstinerPoems vivifying nature have gripped people for centuries. From Biblical times to the present day, poetry has continuously drawn us to the natural world. In this thought-provoking book, John Felstiner explores the rich legacy of poems that take nature as their subject, and he demonstrates their force and beauty. In our own time of environmental crises, he contends, poetry has a unique capacity to restore our attention to our environment in its imperiled state. And, as we take heed, we may well become better stewards of the earth.
In forty brief and lucid chapters, Felstiner presents those voices that have most strongly spoken to and for the natural world. Poets—from the Romantics through Whitman and Dickinson to Elizabeth Bishop and Gary Snyder—have helped us envision such details as ocean winds eroding and rebuilding dunes in the same breath, wild deer freezing in our presence, and a person carving initials on a still-living stranded whale.
Sixty color and black-and-white images, many seen for the first time, bear
out visually the environmental imagination this book discovers—a poeticlegacy more vital now than ever.
Willows blow just as they please Dancing with each subtle breeze Orchestras command the wind Much Colors bright they fill my view Though gone within a day or two A final chapter ends with wind And Long traditions with the land Are now oft lost to crete and sand There is no hope for planet three Without the water, land and trees How much land can one group take? Before they see their vast mistake To undo will take to long The Lake by admin Jun 4, Poems about Nature 0.
Making the world a better place can sometimes be as simple as inspiring people to appreciate what they have. These poems seek to do just that - to inspire you to decide to make a difference - about climate change, about litter, about cleaning up the outdoors. Sunset in September Sunset in September Waving goodnight to us all Glowing bright orange in the sky Awesome colours surrounding your glow Sky clear of clouds a calmness flow Stirring emotions grow Inspirational vision Painting a picture in these poetic words Picturesquely descending Blessed to catch a glimpse of your majesty Environments clock night-time calling Earth settles and nature true An autumn moment finally past The spectacle now out of view Swell of pride and something to remember Till we meet again, time to think of the time we saw a sunset in September. I am an amateur poet looking to share my short poems with you. I do hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have had in putting them together. Like 1. Took my time with this one.
Poems about the Environment and Conservation of natural resources. Powerful Poems about the dangers of Pollution, Climate Change and Global Warming on.
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Science Rhymes Fun and facts packed in poems for children. Is noise pollution harmless? Find out by reading Below the Surface. Australian artist Sharon Davson is passionate about the beauty of our world. In she founded a charity to highlight endangered species awareness. Described as a personal globalist, her paintings often feature environmental and humanity issues. I would like to thank Sharon for her generous permission to reproduce her interpretive images on this site.