Earth Poems

Earth Poems

Poems for Earth Day

The earth is the only planet in our solar system that humanity can comfortably inhabit. The earth is a paradise for the creatures that live on it. Every species on earth has its place in the circle of life. Human beings need food, clothing, shelter to survive. All of these are provided in ample supply on earth. It is an unfortunate fact the we have not taken good care of the land that has been placed in our guardianship. Hopefully, it is not too late.

24 Poems about Earth and the Environment

  1. 1. The Spell Of The Yukon

    In 1904 while working for a Canadian bank, Robert Service was transferred to Whitehorse, a small town in the Yukon, a northern Canadian Province bordering Alaska known for its extreme cold. During the Yukon Gold Rush of 1896-1899 the town had served as a campground for some of the more than 100,000 prospectors who flooded the Yukon searching for gold. Service took part in the town's social life including reciting poetry. Eventually he started composing his own poems, many of which were narrative poems about the great gold rush. "The Spell Of The Yukon" was published in Service's first book of poetry, "Songs of a Sourdough" in 1907.

    I wanted the gold, and I sought it;
    I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.
    Was it famine or scurvy—I fought it;
    I hurled my youth into a grave.

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  3. 2. My Loyal Friend

    I wrote this poem about a big, old tree that stands outside my window that I love.

    Outside my bedroom window
    Stands an old majestic tree.
    She's been standing there for decades,
    Just as proud as she can be.

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    I'm reminded of a similar experience. When I was a young boy there was a pear tree on the edge of a field a couple hundred yards or so behind the house I was born and raised in. I would go to...

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  5. 3. Music

    Bessie Rayner Parkes lived from 1829-1925. She was an English feminist who became an editor of the Britain's first feminist magazine. This poem showcases how nature creates a concert for anyone who stops to listen.

    Sweet melody amidst the moving spheres
    Breaks forth, a solemn and entrancing sound,
    A harmony whereof the earth's green hills
    Give but the faintest echo; yet is there

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  6. 4. Seasons

    • By Michaela
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    I'm Michaela George, and I am 12 years old. I enjoy writing songs, stories, and poems. This particular poem is one I am using in an assignment for school. It's about seasons and how everything changes so rapidly.

    Winter is cold, with gusts of tumbling snow,
    When rain falls down and nothing ever grows.
    For children, it's the snow that they desire
    And cups of cocoa in front of the fire.

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  7. 5. Can Earth Be Earth?

    • By Garvit
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2008

    A free verse poem that uses imagery to paint a picture of a planet without life because we have finally destroyed our Earth.

    Can earth be Earth when all its trees are gone,
    And sudsy waters have become unfit,
    And poisoned life no longer greets the dawn
    With raucous sounds that death has caused to quit?

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    This poem made me feel like I can once more cry for our poor Earth. Why do we have to do what we do? And to our surprise, tigers, wolves, mountain lions, and many other predators are blamed...

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  8. 6. Pray To What Earth

    Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, and historian who lived from 1817-1862. Some of his works are about living simply among the surroundings of nature, which can be felt in this piece. Thoreau personifies the moon in this poem by giving “her” human characteristics.

    Pray to what earth does this sweet cold belong,
    Which asks no duties and no conscience?
    The moon goes up by leaps, her cheerful path
    In some far summer stratum of the sky,

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  9. 7. Hurricane Isabella

    • By Amy Aird
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2013

    I was in the Air Force at the time, stationed at Langley AF Base. A large group of us were sent to Blacksmith, VA, an Army base, to stay clear of the impending hurricane. I am originally from the mid-west and have never been in that kind of weather, so I was a nervous wreck the whole time. During the storm that night, while others slept or watched movies on portable DVD players, I was so scared and the only thing that brought me comfort was to write about it. It took me 1 week to finish it.

    I can't sleep tonight, I can still hear her name.
    She came with warning but could not be tamed.
    We packed our things and stored them tight,
    And headed for shelter anticipating this night.

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  10. 8. Do You Dare?

    We always regret when something has been lost, when we no longer have what we took for granted. We don't stop to consider what our acts will have on our home. We take it all with a pinch of salt. We abuse and use, we spit out and spit on, we are cruel and greedy, we are blinded by our own needs. Things must change. We can change. Let's hit the pause button and take a breath, look, listen, and see. We are capable of such horror and yet we are capable of such beauty.

    A world of peace, a world of hope.
    Not full of violence, crime and dope.

    I want all that's bad to be stopped in its tracks.

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  11. 9. Make It Green

    • By Mrs. Avani Desai
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014

    There is a competition in my son's school for poetry reciting. The topic is "Save Our Mother Earth." I did not have any poem, and my internet was not working, so I started writing this poem, and the result is what you are reading.

    Lives are crying because it's not clean.
    Earth is dying because it's not green...

    Earth is our dear Mother; don't pollute it.

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  12. 10. Who Has Seen The Wind?

    This poem is based on the poem "Who Has Seen the Wind?" by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) published in The Golden Book of Poetry (1947). I can't see the wind, but I sure can feel it.

    Who has seen the wind?
    Neither you nor I.
    You see now, it's invisible
    to the naked eye.

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    This is an absolutely beautiful poem that made me think of God; how God proves that he is there and who he is. It made me think of how he is always there, invisible to the naked eye for now...

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  13. 11. Between Earth And Sky

    I wrote this poem as I feel I'm always searching for something more, and just being in nature has such a calming effect.

    Between earth and sky
    Cities rise, old ways die
    People wander, searching far
    Wishing upon every star

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  14. 12. Why, Mankind, Why?

    • By Christopher Ndubuisi
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008

    Christopher Ndubuisi is an environmental enthusiast and a climate change technical officer in a public authority.
    I believe our war against climate change has to be waged from several sectors; technically, religiously, educationally, poetically...just to mention a few.
    I like to send my message to people in different ways for them to appreciate the war we are waging...the war against environmental insanity!
    Christopher Ndubuisi,
    Climate Change Technical Officer,
    Peterborough City Council

    Mankind! Long before your birth,
    alluring was the beauty of Mother Earth.
    She bore living things of all kinds...plants and insects, animals and birds.
    All, an exotic reflection of her biodiversity,

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  15. 13. Who Has Seen The Wind?

    Until the age of nine, Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) spent time at her grandfather’s cottage in Holmer Green. In 1839, he sold the property and moved to London. During these visits to Holmer Green, Christina had the freedom to wander around the property and fall in love with nature. The natural world seeped into the poetry she went on to write.

    Who has seen the wind?
    Neither I nor you:
    But when the leaves hang trembling,
    The wind is passing through.

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  16. 14. A World Without Rain

    • By Elijah O
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014

    I wrote this poem to show people that they should be thankful for what you have.

    In a world without rain,
    all the grass turned brown,
    trees cracked and burned,
    clouds disappeared,

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  17. 15. The Universe

    At one time or another, at some point in your life, you need to sit back and reflect...

    Sliding down the milky way as the harvest moon lights the way
    This starts my journey through the galaxy
    My first stop, Gould's Belt, at 20 degrees.

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    what a beautiful poem may I take a few words become a song? just a few

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  18. 16. The Third Planet

    • By Naqiya H. Shehabi
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016

    We tend to overlook what our Mother Earth has to give us. This is a poem appreciating it

    When you see the green mountains,
    And feel the lush valleys,
    Know that they're all yours.
    Cherish them; the more you will,

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  19. 17. The Tree

    • By Paul T. McMahon
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018

    I work as a paramedic and like to be inspired by depth and meaning. More focus in society ought to occur around the importance of being creative and the unique gift of oneself that each of us has to offer. I wrote this poem about 17 years ago.

    Once a tree spoke to me in words of color and grace.
    It said to exist it had to persist in its purpose to have its place.
    In hues of green it said it had seen many a year and season
    With interesting features like other creatures, which added branches of reason.

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  20. 18. In The Solitude Of The Forest

    in the solitude of the forest
    let your heart hum

    earth will listen

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  21. 19. Ode To An Alaskan Marsh

    • By Charles Hemmelgarn
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2014

    This is an attempt to crystallize my memories of a small wetland south of Anchorage in which flourished many varieties of plants and animals living together in peace and harmony as God, the designer of all things, intended.

    I know a place where the tall cotton grass blooms and blows,
    where the fireweed blazes and the nodding cattail grows
    a haven overgrown with ruddy cranberry and spongy moss
    emitting their tart scent the playful breeze does toss.

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  22. 20. The Nature's Power

    • By Keira
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2012

    When nature opens its arms for people to see its power, it often will be either a good sight or a bad sight. Either way, both sides are beautiful in their own ways. When the earth combines its power with its weakness, it sets off a gorgeous perfume in the air. The world and its nature are both very fragile things by themselves and in their own ways.

    Nature's gifts are all around,
    Yellow, green, red and brown,
    Mirrored water that reflects my frown,
    Butterflies flying in the dusky dawn,

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