Earth Day is a day to celebrate our planet. Poets have long explored the fragility of the environment in ways which enable a deep, lasting appreciation and understanding of our world. We’ve put together a collection of poems which help you explore the planet in all its aspects. You can find out more about Earth Day here.

Sea Canes - Derek Walcott
Day Moon - Roger Robinson
Honeybee, Inner Hebrides - Valerie Gillies
from Fresh Water – Port Meadow – Dragonflies - David Morley

My orcha’d In Linden Lea

Read by Andrew Motion
My orcha’d In Linden Lea - William Barnes - Read by Andrew Motion
Lapwings - Alison Brackenbury
Remembering Swans - Ruth Bidgood