Thursday, April 20, 2017


April 21, 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 for someone who is devoted to preserving wilderness.

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Nick Gordon

Thirty-six is helping to restore
Habitats hit hard by civilization.
In wilderness there is exquisite art,
Relegating humans to a part
That humbles the reclaimed imagination,
Yet whets an avid appetite for more.

So do we glimpse the glory of creation,
Insignificant enough for awe,
Xerophytes who'd quench a thirsty heart.

© 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 18: Twenty-Eight5
April 19: Thirty-Five8
April 20: Twenty-Six4
April 21: Thirty-Six7

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