April 20, 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 about the wilderness as our natural home.
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Twenty-six enjoys the wilderness,
Which was, until quite recently, our home.
Even now, with craft, we can survive,
Needing nothing more to stay alive,
Though there is not much wilderness to roam.
Yet what there is, is touched by holiness.
So we live in towns in deep distress,
Instinctively at odds with all we've known,
Xerophytes pure waters would revive.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at http://www.poemsforfree.com/26d.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 Shade
April 18: Twenty-Eight5
April 19: Thirty-Five8April 20: Twenty-Six4