Earth Day

Earth Day—2012
The birds dip and rise
In the blue firmament
Chorusing merrily,
Following each other,
Like screaming children
Coming back from their
Boring stiff schools,
The tiny birds settled on
The telephone or cable lines,
Humming, but at rest;
The multi-hued trees swaying,
Gracefully like delighted maidens,
Walking down to the village green,
Their slender arms moving slightly,
In the naughty summer breeze,
The morning sun,
Not yet hot,
Streaming down,
As a flood of light,
On the earth—
Assuring gift,
On this Earth Day,
And the message,
If greedy raiders do not stop
Pillaging silent mother earth,
All these gifts will become
A thing of the past.

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: For more details, please visit the website:

1 thought on “Earth Day

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Beautifully crafted metaphors mask an underlying harder narrative edge.The pressing concerns and fundamental issues that the poem raises,reminds me of a Joni Mitchell song from 1970,”Big Yellow Taxi”-they paved paradise and put up a parking lot.


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