Sunday, April 16, 2017

From Desert to Forest, from Sun to Shade

April 17, 2017

Dear Subscriber:

Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is the environment in honor of Earth Day, which falls on April 22.

Today’s poem is a number poem about the beauty of all of Earth’s environments.

I welcome comments on my poems at


Nick Gordon

From desert to forest, from sun to shade,
Open to sheltered, gravel to green,
Revel in beauty, delight in the land,
The grace and the glory of all you have seen,
Yearning for joy that no fortune can jade.
Of desire and awe are all creatures made,
Not living one moment but with gratitude keen,
Embracing with passion both gift and command.

© by Nicholas Gordon

Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at For more poems about the environment, go to .

This week’s theme: The Environment
April 17: From Desert to Forest, from Sun to Shade

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