Earth Day Poems For Children

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It is important to teach and motivate the young kids from an early age about their duties and responsibilities towards their Mother Earth. If the young and budding children learn to protect Earth and its environment since their childhood than the world will be free from any pollution. Moreover, a massive force will be created to stop Earth’s destruction. So, it is important to teach and make your children sing poems and hymns on the praise of Mother Earth. You also must teach the children special poems on the occasion of Earth Day.

This year too, encourage your children to be a part of Earth Day celebration at their school, neighborhood, or home. These poems will inspire them to clean their home, area, and school. You can make the kids sing poems for Earth Day at the school assembly, home or any kind of Earth Day activities in your nearby area. You can also encourage your little one to make a poster on Earth Day, and inscribe these poems on the poster and banner to make it look more eye-catching enough to grab others attention. In this way, you can indulge them to celebrate Earth Day in a colorful way, and also inform them about the importance of celebrating Earth Day.

Some of the special poems written by famous poets which are perfect for Earth Day are as follows:

Earth Day Poems for Children

I am the Earth

I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.
And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here
Naturally.
That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.

Mrs. Earth

Mrs. Earth makes silver black,
Mrs. Earth makes iron red
But Mrs. Earth can not stain gold,
Nor ruby red.
Mrs. earth the slenderest bone
Whitens in her bosom cold,
But Mrs. Earth can change my dreams
No more than ruby or gold.
Mrs. Earth and Mr. Sun
Can tan my skin, and tire my toes,
But all that I’m thinking of, ever shall think,
Why, either knows.

The Way through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling

They shut the road through the woods, seventy years ago. Weather and rain have undone it again,

And now you would never know there was once a path through the woods before they planted the trees: It is underneath the coppice and heath, and the thin anemones.

Only the keeper sees that, where the ring-dove broods and the badgers roll at ease, there was once a road through the woods. Yet, if you enter the woods of a summer evening late,

When the night-air cools on the trout-ringed pools where the otter whistles his mate (They fear not men in the woods because they see so few), you will hear the beat of a horse’s feet and the swish of a skirt in the dew,

Steadily cantering through the misty solitudes, As though they perfectly knew the old lost road through the woods … But there is no road through the woods.

 

October by Louise Gluck

Is it winter again, is it cold again,

Didn’t Frank just slip on the ice,
didn’t he heal, weren’t the spring seeds planted
didn’t the night end,
didn’t the melting ice

Flood the narrow gutters
wasn’t my body
rescued, wasn’t it safe
didn’t the scar form, invisible

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Above the injury
terror and cold,
didn’t they just end, wasn’t the back garden
harrowed and planted —

I remember how the earth felt, red and dense,
in stiff rows, weren’t the seeds planted,
didn’t vines climb the south wall

I can’t hear your voice
for the wind’s cries, whistling over the bare ground

I no longer care
what sound it makes

When was I silenced, when did it first seem
pointless to describe that sound

What it sounds like can’t change what it is —
didn’t the night end, wasn’t the earth

Safe when it was planted
didn’t we plant the seeds,

Weren’t we necessary to the earth,
the vines, were they harvested?

3. Remember by Joy Harjo

Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star’s stories.

Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, which is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away tonight.

Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breathe. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother’s, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.

Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth.

Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their
tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them,
listen to them. They are alive poems.

Remember the wind. Remember her voice.
She knows the origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people are you.

Remember you are this universe and this universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.

Remember language comes from this.
Remember the dance language is, that life is.

Remember.

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The Judge raised his voice “This is such a disgrace,
These are the charges that you must now face;
You have dirtied the ocean, the air, the terrain
With effluent, oil spills, with smog, acid rain.

“I have made all this mess, I am filled with regret;
I have done many things I would rather forget.
I confess to the jury that these crimes are mine,
When I ask you for mercy now, please don’t decline.”

Mankind was appointed the guardian of beauty
But you’ve failed at the task, you have not done your duty.”
Then the Judge asked the question “Do you confess?”
The accused bowed his head, he could only say “Yes”.

The Judge faced the courtroom, they all heard his voice-
“Guilty as charged, but I give you the choice.
You must stop the polluting, take charge of your fate
And clean up the world now, before it’s too late.”

Here the most famous children poems suitable to describe and inform them about Earth Day. These poems are enough to catch up your child’s attention and make them know about the present condition of Earth. This will also inspire them to protect their Earth and work for the cause of the earthlings.

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