Monday, April 13, 2009

Environmental Poetry: What's Your Favorite?

In honor of Poetry Month, I am curious to know what is your favorite poem about the environment or nature? I am going to have to ponder on this one, though Ms. Maya's "And Still I Rise" and "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" come immediately to mind. They aren't directly environmental but more metaphorical. I would like to explore some of the nature inspired poetry written by my other favorite poets, Dunbar, Giovanni and Hughes. I am certain that Phyllis Wheatley also penned some beautiful selections.

Please share your favorites, including your own literary works of art.

Thank you!

"......I rise, I rise, I rise!"

1 comment:

Rue said...

Too often, African Americans are left out of the mainstream environmental conversation. And these works speak to our lineage of nature consciousness through spirituality.

Thanks for this post!