Thursday, March 20, 2008

3rd Thursday, Give Us Your Poems!

It's the 3rd Thursday of March, first day of Spring 2008 in the US, time to pony up your poems for our next round of patchwork poems!

Last week I mentioned thinking green. Since we had such a wonderful collection of favorite poet poems last time, my plan was to request nature poems from our favorite poets. I didn't even know that tomorrow is World Poetry Day, a celebration of sorts, in anticipation of Earth Day (check it via the link!). Gotta love synchronicity!

So, this week's call for poems is not only nature inspired, but environmentally themed. From now until next Tuesday, March 25, you can place links to your favorite "green" poems. Please be sure that the poems are already in the public domain. We don't want any copyright police beating our doors down!

Have fun!

9 comments:

paisley said...

hi jill... looking forward to another round... here is my contribution

champagne

gautami tripathy said...

I am posting here a Robert Frost poem. I like this a lot:

Birches by Robert Frost

jillypoet said...

hey paisley, thanks for being the first contributor! you might want to save that poem for another round, as we're trying a theme this week: nature, or environmental poetry, by other poets.

jillypoet said...

My favorite nature poet is Mary Oliver. Here's one I find very peaceful: Poppies

writerwoman said...

The Word of God by Catherine Faber

Searched around for nature poems and this spoke to me.

paisley said...

duh.. you can tell i am paying attention... i will look around a bit and see what i can find that inspires me... i have a really hard time getting excited about nature...

jillypoet said...

it could be a poet's experience in nature, or even a poet's dislike of nature, if you can find anything like that. or the environment. sorry you're not into nature! consider it a challenge, maybe? i promise, next call for poems, just our own!

paisley said...

no problem jill,, even if i cant find one i really like i can still create one out of the ones you guys pick......

Mariacristina said...

This poem is not a typical nature poem. It's by Federico Garcia Lorca, translated by Robery Bly. It's very surreal and passionate, which I love.

The city that does not sleep