We all know that the much-anticipated Earth Day is coming up on the 22nd of April, but did you know that here in the United States, we’re also in the midst of National Poetry month? The Academy of American poets started this celebration to “increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture.” How lucky of April to get to honor the earth and poetry!
To celebrate these themes, we’re asking Care2 members to submit a special poem to honor Mother Earth — an Earth Day haiku.
Need to refresh your memory on the form of the haiku? Here you go:
The first line: Five syllables.
Second line: Seven syllables.
Third line: Five syllables.
A good haiku will succinctly express a feeling or create a vivid image without straying from the traditional form.
Exercise your creativity and passion for Mother Earth in the comment field. We’ll reward the best Earth Day haiku with a Care2 tote bag, hat, and extra butterfly credits! And we’ll announce the winner and the haiku on April 28th, which just so happens to be Great Poetry Reading day!