April 18, 2017
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.
I welcome comments on my poems at http://nicholasgordon.blogspot.com.
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 http://www.poemsforfree.com/28e.html. For more poems about the environment, go to http://www.poemsforfree.com/environmentalpoems.html .
This week’s theme: The Environment
April 17: From Desert to Forest, from Sun to ShadeApril 18: Twenty-Eight5