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April 18, 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 advocates going back to a healthier past.

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Nick Gordon

Twenty-eight commands a following
With passion, wit, intelligence, and style.
Even as he uses modern means,
Needing the technology awhile,
The past remains the future of his dreams,
Yielding days that dance and nights that sing.

Earth lies wounded, wincing, shuddering,
Injured every moment we defile
Gifts that once poured forth like spring-fed streams,
Heart beneath a breast once nurturing
Tumultuously pumping filth and bile.

© 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

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