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Earth Poems

Earth Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about earth. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for earth.

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Premium Member The Yellows are Winning
the yellows are winning
dandelions and daffodils leading the way
sun shines her yellow on the earth
spring prances into sight with bird trill tune

the yellows are lively 
adding happiness to the season
as we plant yellow marigolds 
surrounded by tiny butterflies showing their...Read More
Categories: earth, spring,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member He was a Gnarly Snarly Tree Root
He was a snarly, gnarly, encumbered tree root.
Diving into the earth in the most twisted, gnarly way.
His attitude was gnarly too, and he was thickening.
Why me? He demanded. What did I ever do?
There was only silence until a curious worm...Read More
Categories: earth, tree,
Form: Prose Poetry
PEOPLE LIKE US
People like us
Stalk the earth
Ordinarily extraordinary 
You will smell it, taste it
If you come close 
Desire and madness
Poignant, potent
Irrefutable

People like us
Cannot be constrained
By the cages of this world
Rules and restrictions 
Do not apply
We are restless, strong
Spirits of the wild
Pacing, hunting
Getting high off...Read More
Categories: earth, dark, depression, introspection, longing, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ASH WEDNESDAY
Ashes,
Black, gritty, sooty signs
Painted on the foreheads
Of humanity parading about.
My thumb would be black
For several days following
The signing of so many foreheads,
The dark soot engrained
Within my right thumb print.

Ash Wednesday is a magnet
That draws people, compels people
into the dark oak...Read More
Categories: earth, religious,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Carried away
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Carried away, on a breeze meant for summer
gathering sights left alone for a while
Spreading my wings up above where shes resting
wandering free in my own empty style

Singing along with a meadowlark choir
landing a branch that is lonely of leaves
Drifting along...Read More
Categories: earth, good night,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Survival
Survival

Apparently
Most of us on earth 
Engage each day
To just survive
For one more day..
Fear and desire dictate
A form of bondage
For most..who must
By wit and courage
Play roles which give
Credence to a reality
Of many things..while
Ignoring each her own 
Veiled Reality..
A heavy price by
Rich...Read More
Categories: earth, courage, happiness, perspective,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member With Me Every Moment
 "You are the tea leaves
I am the tea pot
I the tiny snowflake 
and you the snow"
                       ...Read More
Categories: earth, mother daughter,
Form: Verse
Plot of Garden
I spy the plot of dirt,
And contemplate its worth 

Covered with brambles and weeds,
Or planted with foods that I need

Will my work to prepare the soil,
Be rewarding enough for my toil

I decide the therapy of a garden,
Beats the devil’s bargain...Read More
Categories: earth, encouraging, feelings, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member the time trick
Take a train across the country
To savor the landscape of waste
Green valleys and mountaintops
Sinking in airy blankets of the clouds
And snake-like rivers lazy winding 
Through the surface of terrains
Providing earthly blood-water
Through the veins of canyons 
To the abundance of life...Read More
Categories: earth, extended metaphor, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Better Health Crisis Planning
How much simpler
and yet vastly more complex,
diversely resonant,
past decisions to hire the credentialed professional elite
also choices not to hire a charismatic
brown-skinned
ecofeminist,

And how much more resilient
urgently cooperative
corporate win/win covenant repercussions might have been
if we stopped compartmentalizing,
and started intersectionalizing,
creolizing
transubstantiating
synergizing
integrating
regenerating
co-arising and co-gravitating
Win/Win assertiveness...Read More
Categories: appreciation, caregiving, community, earth, health, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse
to be
To be and not to be.

My respect for life is profound
I try to become a vegetarian, but when I visited a restaurant
it was wildly expensive,
mind, it looked posh with livered waiters and haughty diners.
Ate soup and a glass of water
what...Read More
Categories: earth, arabic, best friend, chocolate, cute,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member It's an Amazon Out There
The travel agent said adventure was calling,
In a lush paradise of beauties enthralling!

No harm would befall us, with a capable guide;
This Amazon tour would be a scenic, easy ride.

We weren't outdoors types, my companion and I,
But it sounded so exciting,...Read More
Categories: earth, adventure, bird, fantasy, green, imagery, nature, tree,
Form: Couplet
Universal Blueprint
I stand alone and take in my surroundings..
The Earth is quiet.. the Earth is still.
Only I exist in this very moment..
In all my complexity and freewill.

This is my personal blueprint..
Uniquely created  like DNA.
It exquisitley defines my identity..
From my first...Read More
Categories: earth, birth, growth, i am, identity, inspiration, planet,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member WARNING: Saguaro
WARNING: Saguaro

I wandered e'er so stiffly, speaking to loneliness,
Got dead to desire at the start, deaf to silence,
This remained an arduous journey of despair,
Beneath a broad unforgiving expensive sky,
Destitute, I went hither, on equal ground,
Dreamt damp beds per sensitive trudge,
Last...Read More
Categories: earth, dark, death, desire, muse,
Form: Narrative
But forThe Grace of God
Enlighten your mind by opening up your heart
Such will you find as soon as you start
There’s only One Way in which  you  achieve
In Jesus we pray that everyone will believe

All that is seen and unseen, said and unsaid
The...Read More
Categories: earth, jesus,
Form: Rhyme
Hurting Invisibly
when you look at me
you can see straight through
you may bump into me
you'll just keep walking
even if i drop everything
so i walk through these halls
little more than
an observing ghost
i take notice of your faces
names i don't know
though your eyes are...Read More
Categories: earth, angst, depression, loneliness,
Form: I do not know?
Ponder
Pastel clouds drifting across the painted heavens,
On a tranquil journey that never slows,
How many have seen the same whisps of white,
Floating radiantly against astronomy's lightly glows,
Will we ever know?

Chestnuts knocking as they hit the ground,
Golden orbs of life, just watch...Read More
Categories: beautiful, beauty, earth, nature, sunset, tree,
Form: Free verse
Mbari Dancers
I

With faces painted of edeala natural cream
With feet flourishing in undulating dance-steps 
The proud dictates of the restive drums 
Where the Ikolo performers are on the thrive
Each in readiness to out-pipe his neighbor –
The dancers come digging it out with...Read More
Categories: earth, beautiful, culture, eulogy,
Form: Ode
future warning
I’m sending out this message
To warn everyone
About the future of earth
The cities is about
To be covered with water
The polar ice caps
That’s be frozen solid
For thousands of years
Is melting
The melted ice
Is turning into water
Causing the sea levels to rise
With sea levels...Read More
Categories: earth, environment, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member No Surprise

Glacial ice melts drip by drip
warmed by the silicon chip.
And as waters worldwide rise
floods will come as no surprise.

Tinder forests are burning
conservation needs learning.
For those uprooted by drought
will find there is no way out.

Mega storms will terrorize
with wind and all...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, angst, anxiety, earth,
Form: Jueju
Premium Member Looking Back At Earth - BC
In my dreamy dream I am floating, defying gravity,
like a buoyant cloud I drift up and around the moon;
I sail and hover, suspended, just hanging,
and then, I am wandering the surface of the moon;
looking back at Earth, I shed a...Read More
Categories: dream, earth, moon,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Feminist Ecolory
When Yin was growing down
and into belonging
still in EarthMother's warm wet womb,
she followed her interdependent 0-wheels
of enscripted color and sound octaves,

Appreciation for multicultural sensory integrity,
primal relationships of sight and scale
felt polyphonic longing and/or belonging,
meta-physical creolization,
gratitude for polycultural dialogue
and consensual democratic...Read More
Categories: color, earth, health, humor, integrity, political, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Apocalypse
Nothing shall save you from the flames. Sizzling, you’ll flee to and fro,
Remorseful of your former greed which bought you that rue and woe.
Your faiths and sciences, arts, or crafts shall not avail. You’ll excrete
All your past joys. Alas, too...Read More
Categories: earth, humanity, men, world,
Form: Ghazal
Mi amor
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there...Read More
Categories: earth, fate, friendship love, love, romantic,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Still Life in Motion
Time is ephemeral and finite and impermanence my place on earth

I am never perfect but hope to be good enough for this world

My sight has always been poor and I seek insight nevertheless

Knees are beginning to grind and endurance takes...Read More
Categories: earth, love,
Form: Free verse