You don’t need to be Thoreau or Emerson to share your love of the natural world through poetry. The National Wildlife Federation wants your nature-themed haikus! Send them in by June 30th. Select haikus will be posted in next month’s Wildlife Online, but you can publish yours immediately by submitting it to Science Buzz, too. Just click on the title of this post, and then leave a comment with your poem.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Liza's picture
Liza says:

Says the two-year-old,
"I hold the caterpillar!
Ooops...Nature's sticky."

posted on Thu, 06/14/2007 - 2:36pm
bryan kennedy's picture

Zoom, shift, big thump, screech,
Look back along wooded road.
In the wild, too fast.

posted on Thu, 06/14/2007 - 2:53pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Beautiful blossoms...
Early blooms are most lovely,
but might miss the bees.

posted on Thu, 06/14/2007 - 2:59pm
bryan kennedy's picture

Aye-aye, not so cute,
endangered nonetheless.
Save ugly nocturnal.

This is my poem for the weirdo primate the Aye-aye from Madagascar.

posted on Thu, 06/14/2007 - 3:01pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Birds are in trouble.
Like a canary warning.
Need for change? Maybe

posted on Thu, 06/14/2007 - 4:53pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

The hagfish - yuckers!
But even slime eels feel love
for their gross children.

What's a hagfish ?

posted on Thu, 06/14/2007 - 11:02pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Asian Palm Civets ,
We make coffee from their poop.
Funny how things are.

posted on Thu, 06/14/2007 - 11:05pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Five, seven, then five
Syllables about sci-ence.
Think of something cool.

posted on Thu, 06/14/2007 - 11:10pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

T-Rex was a brute
so thought; new research says it
was a big chicken

posted on Fri, 06/15/2007 - 8:12am
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Geologic time
Falls deep beneath our moment
Human minds shudder

posted on Fri, 06/15/2007 - 9:42am
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Too much Tequila
Agave tequilana
Monoculture mas

click on it for story

posted on Fri, 06/15/2007 - 4:10pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Always click your links.
They might not go anywhere.
It works better now.

posted on Fri, 06/15/2007 - 4:13pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

A Haiku? Just say
this: "Paleontology,"
and you're out of beats.

posted on Fri, 06/15/2007 - 11:56am
mdr's picture
mdr says:

precipitation
rain and snow and hail and ash
mother nature sobs

posted on Fri, 06/15/2007 - 7:03pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

Some are space haters
but the ice cold of space would
be a welcome change

posted on Sun, 06/17/2007 - 12:10am
Joe's picture
Joe says:

Poor puny Pluto
Kicked out of the planet club
Demoted again

posted on Sun, 06/17/2007 - 12:16am

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