The earth is motionless
And poised in space …
A great bird resting in its flight
Between the alleys of the stars.
It is the wind’s hour off ….
The wind has nestled down among the corn ….
The two speak privately together,
Awaiting the whirr of wings.
This annual initiative, which first began on April 22, 1970, encourages global awareness of, and activism toward, building a healthy, sustainable planet and combating climate change so that the Earth and all its natural resources will be available for future generations. Browse this selection of poems for Earth Day.