Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Time Capsule for Earth Day

I would give you
the song of a skylark
rising thoughtless
into the blue

the blue green flash
of a kingfisher
darting downstream
to the waterfall

the fall
of a peregrine
plunging to catch
its prey

the prayerful cadence
of a nightingale
in the honeysuckle scent
of evening


The RSPB works to conserve birds and their habitat across the UK and beyond.

Time Capsule for Weekend Wordsmith

Earth Day is 22 April 2008. Enjoy the beauty of the earth and help to protect it for future generations.

21 comments:

adrian2514 said...

Hey thanks for the great poem. I don’t usually do much for Earth Day but with everyone going green these days, I thought I’d try to do my part.

I am trying to find easy, simple things I can do to help stop global warming (I don’t plan on buying a hybrid). Has anyone seen that www.EarthLab.com is promoting their Earth Day (month) challenge, with the goal to get 1 million people to take their carbon footprint test in April? I took the test, it was easy and only took me about 2 minutes and I am planning on lowering my score with some of their tips.

I am looking for more easy fun stuff to do. If you know of any other sites worth my time let me know.

Despairing said...

Can't see a way of contacting you on the site other than leaving a comment (I'm probably being a dozy bugger!).

Anyway, saw this on another site and thought it was right up your street. It's called a "one day poem pavilion". The poem is revealed through an entire day with the motion of the sun. There's a time-lapse video of it on the website.

http://people.artcenter.edu/~jsong5/thesis/index02.html

Scot said...

Juliet

in the honeysuckle scent
of evening

Beautiful-I am there

Noah the Great said...

:D This is great!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Going to hear a talk about our great river ... the Magic Skagit!!!

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful Juliet.
'rising thoughtless into the blue' - what a lovely line.
You words in the last verse paint an enchanting evening of the senses.

DaisyBug said...

This is beautiful! I love it! I try to honor the earht every day. I don't always get it right but I try - I pack my own lunch using reusable containers (laptop lunch) and I have reusable bags for shopping... This is a beautiful way to help remind people!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Adrian, there are some good sites listed in my sidebar under Green and Campaigns if you want to browsew! Thanks for the note about Earthlab.

Despairing, thanks for the link, it sounds great, I'll check it out...

Scot, Noah - thanks

Rabbits Guy - enjoy the talk!

Janice, Daisy - thanks!

magiceye said...

- the song of a skylark
rising thoughtless
into the blue -

BRILLIANT!!!!

polona said...

gosh, this is beautiful! what a gift...

Billy said...

Sigh--this one is absolutely beautiful, even holy in its tone. It makes me think of Wordsworth and Keats. And thanks for the Earth Day reminder. The Democratic Election has overshadowed awareness this year.

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

This was perfectly lovely. I am a romantic at heart and no matter where the words are directed, the great thing about writing is that it can have many interpretations. I will take my interpretation and be thankful for your words.

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my backyard said...

Nice poem and interesting website you linked to. I like how they offer audio and video clips of the birds.

Jo said...

Very poignant.

Pearl said...

egad! where have I been. I missed earth day this year!

shubd07 said...

The poem is very well done :)
I liked the way you have captured the flights of the various birds ."the fall of the peregrine" being my particular favourite.

You have read the poem about the 39 yr old who died of brain tumor . May I request you to read the other side of the coin .. her husband's point of view . Though a little late in the week I thought I would post that for the Writer's Island prompt of :"Survivor"

Thank you once again for stopping by.
http://la-muse07.blogspot.com/2008/04/survivor.html

Selma said...

Marvellous. I hope that future generations can still witness such beauty. What a loss if they can't.

artpredator said...

thanks for the lovely time capsule--it brought up my own memories of working for the peregrine fund and searching for spotted owls etc

need a nightingale for my life list!

artpredator said...

btw, i look forward to sharing these links (and the poem) with my 4 year old! thanks for going the extra mile! ( should eb so diligent...)

artpredator said...

my son says 'we like it and we haven't shown dad it yet--that's what we have to say"

Wild Orchids for Trotsky said...

Beautiful poem! I love the way you link the verses together. Wonderful vivid images, and so timely for both April and Earth Day.