Write an Earth Day Haiku!

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!

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Marija M.
Maria Mohoric2 years ago

great haikus,
thank you

Azure Wildflowers

Whatta cute picture. Sorry, can't figure out a haiku.

Nina E
Nina E2 years ago

New leaf unfurling
On the vine at my window
Melodies of spring

Summer woods beckon
Holding myriad secrets
They draw me closer

Autumn explosion
Gold and crimson colour bursts
Decorate my mind

Icicles glisten
If I had a sound machine
I'd hear them shiver

Magdalen B.
Magdalen B.2 years ago

I had forgotten
But I do not need to send
Flowers. She bears them.

Laura Saxon
Past Member 2 years ago

Great hiakus. Thanks for sharing.

Nils Anders Lunde


Carol Ann O.
Carol Ann O.2 years ago

Mother Earth Breasts of green nourishment... Injured but still lovingly teaching ....Patiently waiting for her children to evolve.

Jessica Bruhn
Jessica Bruhn2 years ago

Crisp summer leaves jump
between the azure twilight
sprigs of beginnings

Tanya W.
Tanya W.2 years ago

Crisp cold clear winter days
Mother Earth quickly thawing by spring's hand
Breeze drips trips with sunshine

Tim C.
Tim C.2 years ago