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23+ Earth Day Poems for Kids, Schools & Adults – Earth Day 2017

Earth Day Poems: Earth Day is here and if you want to conduct some Earth Day activities on this Earth Day 2017 then we have some really good and amazing Earth Day poems for you in this post.

23+ Earth Day Poems for Kids, Schools & Adults

We have included many poems on earth by famous peoples as well as famous nature poems. In this collection of Earth Day poems, we have included short earth poems, earth day poems for kids, clean and green earth poems in English and much more.

In the first section, you can read long poems about nature and go green poems in English. Starting from the Emily Dickinson we have included many earth day poems by famous poets including Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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1. A Bird Came Down the Walk by Emily Dickinson

A bird came down the walk:
He did not know I saw;

He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.
And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.
He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all abroad, —
They looked like frightened beads, I thought;
He stirred his velvet head
Like one in danger; cautious,
I offered him a crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home
Than oars divide the ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or butterflies, off banks of noon,
Leap, splashless, as they swim.

— Emily Dickinson, A Bird Came Down the Walk

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2. 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-ring’d 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.

— Rudyard Kipling, The Way Through The Woods

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3. A Minor Bird by Robert Frost

I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.

And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.

Robert Frost, A Minor Bird

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4. October by Louise Glück

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

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?

Louise Glück, October

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Earth Day Poems by Famous Poets

In this collection we have many amazing earth poems by famoush poets. These clean and green earth poems are perfect for reciting in your schools or teaching your students on this Earth Day 2017.

5. Of Many Worlds in This World by Margaret Cavendish

Just like as in a nest of boxes round,
Degrees of sizes in each box are found:

So, in this world, may many others be
Thinner and less, and less still by degree:

Although they are not subject to our sense,
A world may be no bigger than two-pence.

Nature is curious, and such works may shape,
Which our dull senses easily escape:

For creatures, small as atoms, may there be,
If every one a creature’s figure bear.

If atoms four, a world can make, then see
What several worlds might in an ear-ring be:

For, millions of those atoms may be in
The head of one small, little, single pin.

And if thus small, then ladies may well wear
A world of worlds, as pendents in each ear.

Margaret Cavendish, Of Many Worlds in This World

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6. The Humble-bee by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Burly dozing humblebee!
Where thou art is clime for me.

Let them sail for Porto Rique,
Far-off heats through seas to seek,

I will follow thee alone,
Thou animated torrid zone!

Zig-zag steerer, desert-cheerer,
Let me chase thy waving lines,

Keep me nearer, me thy hearer,
Singing over shrubs and vines.

Insect lover of the sun,
Joy of thy dominion!

Sailor of the atmosphere,
Swimmer through the waves of air,

Voyager of light and noon,
Epicurean of June,

Wait I prithee, till I come
Within ear-shot of thy hum, —

All without is martyrdom.
When the south wind, in May days,

With a net of shining haze,
Silvers the horizon wall,

And, with softness touching all,
Tints the human countenance

With a color of romance,
And, infusing subtle heats,

Turns the sod to violets,
Thou in sunny solitudes,

Rover of the underwoods,
The green silence dost displace,

With thy mellow breezy bass.
Hot midsummer’s petted crone,

Sweet to me thy drowsy tune,
Telling of countless sunny hours,

Long days, and solid banks of flowers,
Of gulfs of sweetness without bound

In Indian wildernesses found,
Of Syrian peace, immortal leisure,

Firmest cheer and bird-like pleasure.
Aught unsavory or unclean,

Hath my insect never seen,
But violets and bilberry bells,

Maple sap and daffodels,
Grass with green flag half-mast high,

Succory to match the sky,
Columbine with horn of honey,

Scented fern, and agrimony,
Clover, catch fly, adders-tongue,

And brier-roses dwelt among;
All beside was unknown waste,

All was picture as he passed.
Wiser far than human seer,

Yellow-breeched philosopher!
Seeing only what is fair,

Sipping only what is sweet,
Thou dost mock at fate and care,

Leave the chaff and take the wheat,
When the fierce north-western blast

Cools sea and land so far and fast,
Thou already slumberest deep, —

Woe and want thou canst out-sleep, —
Want and woe which torture us,

Thy sleep makes ridiculous.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Humble-bee

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7. 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, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.

Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breath. 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 peopleare 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.

Joy Harjo, Remember

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1. Title: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Tune: The More We Get Together

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Recycle, recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
It’s easy to do

‘Cause your trash
And my trash
Make-up way
Too much trash

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
It’s easy to do!

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2.

Title: Trash is Blowing All Around
Tune: London Bridge

Trash is blowing all around,
All around, all around,
Trash is blowing all around
All around the town.

Let’s get busy and pick it up,
Pick it up, pick it up.
Let’s get busy and pick it up,
All around the town.

Get a trash bag and put it in,
Put it in, put it in.
Get a trash bag and put it in,
All around the town.

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3.

Title: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider

Reduce, reuse, recycle; words that we all know.
We have to save our planet so we can live and grow.
We might be only children, but we will try, you’ll see.
And we will save the planet; it starts with you and me!

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4.

Topic: We’ve Been Working on Recycling/Reducing/Reusing
Tune: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

We’ve been working on recycling everything we can,
We’ve been working on recycling, it’s a very simple plan.
Separate your glass and paper, your plastic and your tin.
Take the trash that you’ve recycled to your recycling bin.
We’ve been working on reducing everything we can.
We’ve been working on reducing, it’s a very simple plan.
Don’t get things if you won’t use them; get only what you need.
Don’t buy things in extra wrapping; reduce and you’ll succeed!
We’ve been working on reusing everything we can.
We’ve been working on reusing, it’s a very simple plan.
If it’s a bag you’re using, make sure you use it twice.
Give away old toys and clothes; reusing is so nice!

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5.

Topic: Put Trash in the Trash Can
Tune: The Wheels on the Bus

Litter is trash that wasn’t put away,
Wasn’t put away, wasn’t put away,
Litter is trash that wasn’t put away,
In the trash can.

I put my trash in the trash can,
The trash can, the trash can,
I put my trash in the trash can,
Right where it belongs!

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6.

Topic: Every Day is Earth Day
Tune: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad or Chant

Reduce, reuse and recycle
Each and every day
We can help to save the planet
Every day is Earth Day!

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7.

Title: Our Earth

The Earth is ours to enjoy
For every little girl and boy.
But we must always be aware.
That all its beauty we must share
With all the children yet to come,
Who want to laugh and play and run
Around the trees and in the fields.

So we must keep our planet free
From messy trash and debris
With air that’s clean and fresh and clear
For all to breathe from year to year.
We must never ever abuse
Our sweet Earth that’s ours to use.

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8.

Title: This Old Earth
Tune: This Old Man

This old earth
Needs our help
To stay fresh and clean and green
With a pick it up; pitch it in;
and throw it in the can –
This old earth needs a helping hand!

Earth Day Poems Songs & Videos

Printable Earth Day Poems for Kids

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1. Happy Earth Day – Earth Day Poem for Kids

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3. Earth Day Mixup – Earth Day 2017 Poems

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4. Spring Poem – Earth Day Printable Poem

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5. To Have a Garden – Short Earth Day Poems

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6. Unaware by Kaitlyn Guenther – Earth Poems for KidsKids Poems for Earth Day Kids

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7. What Do we Plant? – Henry Abbey Earth Day PoemEarth Day 2017 Poems

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8. BareFoot Days – Rachel Field Earth Day Poems

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9. In the Water-World by Evaleen Stein – Earth Day 2017 PoemsFamous Earth Day Poems

Ending Note: 

So with these amazing collection of Earth day poems, we are ending this post so you can use these earth poems on this Earth Day 2017. :).

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