Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

“Setting Sail Into Space, Propelled by Sunshine” (Sara P. Dias)

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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lightsails…
glass reflects the oceans
dying

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Headlines:

“Setting Sail Into Space, Propelled by Sunshine” (New York Times)

“Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash” (New York Times)

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Poem by Sarah P. Dias (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“All eyes on Copenhagen” (Laryalee Fraser)

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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climate change—
his small hands cradle
grandma’s snowglobe

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Headlines:

“All eyes on Copenhagen” (The Daily Star)

“Climate change conference agenda” (United Nations)

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Bird species count plummets” (James Tipton)

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

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………………..Christmas morning
………………..the old cat
………………..waits by the bird feeder

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Headlines:

“Christmas bird count Sunday” (Teton Valley News)

“Popular prairie songbird joins endangered list” (Vancouver Sun)

“Bird species count plummets” (San Francisco Examiner)

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This poem was submitted by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more James Tipton on Haiku News.

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“Tree in shape of giant Christmas pudding unveiled” (Judy Schattner)

Monday, January 4th, 2010

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opening gifts…
a sprig of red berries
in the brown field

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Headlines:

“Tree in shape of giant Christmas pudding unveiled” (UK Telegraph)

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Poem by Judy Schattner (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Four Sides to Every Story” (Chen-ou Liu)

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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Copenhagen
walled in on all four sides:
batons and mics

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Headlines:

“Four Sides to Every Story” (New York Times)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“World ushers in 2010, hoping for a better year” (Laryalee Fraser)

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

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global unrest—
the warmth of spiced tea
at twilight

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Headlines:

“World ushers in 2010, hoping for a better year” (MSNBC)

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Canadian Arctic ice outpacing global melt average” (Chen-ou Liu)

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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winter sun…
a polar bear
drifts off

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Headlines:

“Canadian Arctic ice outpacing global melt average” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Famous Sea Lions Leave in Droves” (Neal Whitman)

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

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cold day at the beach—
a man casts his line
only twice

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Headlines:

“Famous Sea Lions Leave in Droves” (USA Today)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Climate Fight Is Heating Up In Deep Freeze” (Bill Kenney)

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

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snow snow snow
the days
grow longer

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Headlines:

“Climate Fight Is Heating Up In Deep Freeze” (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“LA’s State Bird, Brown Pelican, Imperiled By Oil” (Doug Kutney)

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

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into the oil slick
a pelican dives—
autumn dusk

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Headlines:

“LA’s State Bird, Brown Pelican, Imperiled By Oil” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Doug Kutney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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