I saw an invitation to contribute at the World Poetry Day blog , along the theme of Earth Day which is coming up on April 22. So, here’s three original haiku:
Celebrate Earth Day.
Plant a birch or maple tree
Shade for tomorrow.
The rain forests wane,
birds disperse into thin air,
flee colorful ghosts.
I though these were pretty cool nature poems by Li Po:
Talk in the Mountains
You ask me, `Why dwell among green mountains?’
I laugh in silence; my soul is quiet.
Peach blossom follows the moving water;
Here is a heaven and earth, beyond the world of men.
Moonlight floods the end of my bed.
I wonder, has frost fallen?
Sitting up, I look at the moon.
Lying back, I think of home.
Summer in the mountains
Too lazy to shift my white feather fan
I lie naked in the green woods.
Hanging my hat on a rock,
I bare my head to the breeze in the pines.
(Li Po, Chinese, 701-762, versions I.M.)