You come to fetch me from my work to-night
When supper's on the table, and we'll see
If I can leave off burying the white
Soft petals fallen from the apple tree.
(Soft petals, yes, but not so barren quite,
Mingled with these, smooth bean and wrinkled pea;)
And go along with you
This annual initiative, which first began on April 22, 1970, encourages global awareness of, and activism toward, building a healthy, sustainable planet and combating climate change so that the Earth and all its natural resources will be available for future generations. Browse this selection of poems for Earth Day.