Friday, April 22, 2022

We’re all in this together!


Hi I am Milou,
I am a 13 year old student now living in Moscow.
I want to share this blog with students, kids and poets, writers and artists from all over the world to post a contribution for Earth Day. It would be great if you could join me and post here a link that connects to a relevant poem, text/article, picture/art with environmental content on your web site for Earth Day. Please put a back link on your site to World Poetry Day to get it rolling. If you don't have a web site you can post your contribution here.
Thanks, Milou


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We’re all in this together! by Milou

No matter who and where you are
You can always follow your dreaming star
And don’t listen to others thoughts ‘n’ founds
What you think is the thing that counts

If you feel like being a hip hop singer
Even though you’re basketball flinger
Have fun while you play
And sing still today
Do it with fun and don’t linger

44 comments:

Michelle M. Guilbeau-Sheppard said...

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/646933/earth_day_songs.html

aduucnfood said...

"http://worldpoetryday.blogspot.com " 's link is ok.
"We’re all in this together!".
my blog:http://aduucnfood.blogspot.com

writerwoman said...

Best of luck with this project!

The Phantom said...

I hear about this on Poets Who Blog and I am happy to contribute. This is a wonderful idea to commemorate World Poetry Day and our Mother Earth. Keep up the good work, Milou. My contribution: Standing In A Field

poetry4kids said...

Hi to all,

I have now two blogrolls one for contributions and one for supporters.
So if you post something about the World Poetry Day - Earth Day project I will put you on the supporter list. Please let me know. If you want to make a contribution you are very welcome.

Thanks for your support,
Milou :-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is a great idea! Here's a link to an environmental poem on my blog: http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.com/2008/03/ageing-alone.html. My blog is all about the environment and how we can make a difference in creative ways. I'll do a post for World Poetry Day /Earth Day and I'll come back and let you know about that post.

UL said...

I love this idea..let me see what I can come up with, I will be back. Thanks Milou

STP said...

World Stripped Away

Kim said...

Hi, I'm not really a poet, but I do have an acrostic poem about nature on my blog. I will post about world Poetry Day and add a link....great idea! My blog is www.eco-friendlylifeandtoys.blogspot.com.
kim

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Hi Milou,

Here's mine:

Burning Ice

gautami tripathy said...

Mine works for this theme! Good to find you!

dancing comes full circle

Jeques said...

Here's my contribution. . .

http://jeques.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/be-the-best-that-you-could-be/

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

gautami tripathy said...

I left my link here. You have not published that here while moderating.

You published my poem without attributing it to me. I strongly object to that.

You even went and published the link at writers Island.

Now I am thinking, this idea of yours is not so great if it amounts for copyright violations of our original work. (Btw, I noticed, you did not put Jeques name either on his work.

I am commenting here again. I know you will not publish this. HOWEVER, YOU WILL READ THIS. THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT.

Jeques said...

Milou,

Please correct some errors made in my poem posted:

1. The 1st stanza is missing.


If you are a tree, be the best tree that you could be.

Let the hands of time mold your body

Endure the seasons ~ be sturdy.


2. The name of Martin Luther King should come after his quotation:

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michaelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here live a great street sweeper who did his job so well." ~ Martin Luther King

3. My name: Jesus Jeques B. Jamora should be reflected especially in the last phrase:

"And when I die strew my dust-remains in the earth so trees may grow." ~ Jesus Jeques B. Jamora.

Just a piece of advise, when you solicit contributions, you should and please learn to acknowledge the names of writers and please be careful when you post them - watch for some errors. I don't want to share and see my works not given justice with errors in them. That is how I value my works.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

UL said...

Milou, I am late..but here's mine -


Gaia

poetry4kids said...

Sorry Jeques,
I was on holidays and had problems with a PC I fixed the errors right away.

Have a great day,
Milou

poetry4kids said...

Dear Gautami Tripathy,

First of all sorry for the late answer but I was on holidays with my parents over easter and can first answer now. I did some postings in the hotel, your poem and Jeques but had problems with the computer in that hotel so I was not finished when I published it, then we moved and I had no possibility to correct the posts.

You know, you made me really really sad, that you think that a 9 year old girl would do this on purpose. If you had read the other postings you would see that I gave credit to all of contributors and I put the writers on the contributors list, that's the meaning with this blog and I will give credit to every supporter!!!

First of all, why should I not publish you nice posting?? It seems that is very important to you that everybody knows who you are so now people can read a bit more about you.
About Writers Island: I just did copy and past your poem and you are linking to writers island. I am linking to Writers Island too as I link to Poets Who Blog. I did not know that it is forbidden to post on Writers Island when your are linking to them. I really do not understand what you mean. Anyway, if you want that I should remove your poem, please write me or post me a message.

Kind regards,
Milou

P.S. Be the way, I made some errors with Jeques poem too. He just posted in a nice way what I did wrong and I changed it when I had time to do this.
You see it is not so difficult to be nice to people:-)

The Phantom said...

Milou,

Do not take the harsh words of some to heart. Some people are not very empathetic or sensitive to others and always jump to the worst conclusions. Personally, I feel that one way to make this Earth a better place on Earth Day would be to give people the benefit of the doubt when you feel you have been wronged.

I applaud what you have done and all the effort you have put into this and I hope that you do not let the rude behavior of some keep you from similar activities in the future.

Keep up the good work,
Jeff

poetry4kids said...

Hi Jeff,
Thanks for your kind words it cheers me up:-)

Have a great day,
Milou

Nikita said...

NICE blog!! great poetry here!!

jan said...

Afternoon Milou ~ I'm not exactly sure where the "Earth Day Domino Tag" is ... but thought I'd let you know that I support you, what you're doing and your cause. Although my blog "http://www.jan-tomatobaby.blogspot.com" and website do not directly speak of the environment ... I do my part in recycling, upcycling, repurposing old wool garments into bags and accessories. A link would be great, but not necessary. And the deepest I go in poetry is the level of about Dr. Suess!

If you'd help me a bit as to what you want me to place in my blog, I'll be happy to do it and support you.

May you continue in your endeavors and with what you learn at the tender age of nine ... you'll be light-years ahead of those in your later life.

Continue in your dreams ~jan

poetry4kids said...

Hi Jan,

Just scroll a little down on my blog the next post is the Earth Day Domino Tag. You can copy and past it to your blog add your name and tag (send it/inform) 5 of your friends to do the same with your updated post with your name incl. It doesn't matter if your blog is environmental related or not. If you post something about Earth Day it supporting Earth Day and this project......:-)

Ciao, Milou

Nick said...

Thought this was a cool idea, so I created 3 haiku to share, and added three short poems about nature from Li Po. They are posted at:
Earth Day Haiku

Nick Chance
KidReviewer.com

Dee said...

Ok I will get my post up tomorrow at http://ceomum.blogspot.com and link back to you.

CEOmum said...

My contribution is up at Come back to Earth

the donG said...

very nice idea. i'll feature this post on my blog.

thank you for participating Earth Day!

Ria Coleto-Cervantes said...

Hi Milou,

My post is already a day late. I hope you can still feature this poem.

http://riablahgs.blogspot.com/2008/04/colors-of-world.html

Thanks a lot! Have a great Earth Day!

Dee said...

Great job Milou. Nice posts. Thanks for being such a great host for Earth Day.

amicatonic said...

i stumbled on your blog while googling about earth day for info so that i can include it in my article about our celebration here at hudson county, nj. i like your earth-and-people-conscious site. keep up your candor and my best to your endeavors. it would be great to have more youths doing what you're doing. i'm definitely linking to this.

Anonymous said...

I like. Well done. Protect the planet!

desabafos-solitarios.blogspot.com

Lara Glew said...

Hi,

My name is Lara Glew. I've just visited your site and I was wondering if you'd be interested in exchanging links with my website. I can offer you a home page link back from my Recycling website which would be (http://www.ekamo.org/) Page Rank 2

Your link will be placed here:
http://www.ekamo.org/ PR2 (It`s a recycling website)

As mentioned, your link would be placed on the site home page, not on any "links" pages which may be buried in the site somewhere.

If you are interested please add the following information to your website and kindly let me know when it´s ready and I will do the same for you in less than 24 hours, otherwise you can delete my link from your site.

TITLE: Recycling
URL: http://www.snaffleup.co.uk
DESCRIPTION: SnaffleUp The recycling web site designed to keep useful items out of landfill.

Or you can use the following html code:

Recycling Site - SnaffleUp The recycling web site designed to keep useful items out of landfill.

I hope you have a nice day and thank you for your time,

Lara Glew

lara.glew@lara-glew.com

MySirAylon said...

Wishing you good luck and more power to your endeavor. Happy New Year.

Mainon.Kochek said...

Awesome :)

Tor Hershman said...

And now from the dark side - the does not cause skin cancer side.....

Earth is not a kind and caring mother /
just a salty ball of mud /
you’re born, live fall down - go thud /
only a place of DNA slaughter /

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Anonymous said...

Bravo, seems remarkable idea to me is

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anonymous said...

very useful read. I would love to follow you on twitter.

Anonymous said...

worldpoetryday.blogspot.com; You saved my day again.

Ninami said...

THE AIR HERE REALIZED
AND THE SAND CRIED
THE NATURE WEPT FOR A LONG
LET'S HEAR THE BIRD'S SONG
THEY ALL CRY TOGETHER
THEY ALL CRY WITH SORROWS
THEY REMIND US WE HAVE TO RETURN
THE THINGS WE BORROWED
BUT ITS HUMAN TO REALIZE
THOUGH THEY NEVER DO
THEY ARE TO CURE
AS THEY DON'T PREVENT TOO..
BY NINAMI

Taunia said...

Hi Milou,

This is a wonderful project! I was wondering if you might be interested in posting something about our Earth Day Video Contest that we're running? You can find information about it on our blog here:

http://blog.educationalrap.com/post/454380152/to-help-promote-awareness-and-celebrate-earth-day#disqus_thread

Many thanks, and best wishes with your project!

Cheers,
Taunia@educationalrap.com

connetta said...

Truly enjoyed your blog. Kids today need someone like you to read and have their work published. Good for them & you too.

Anonymous said...

Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry.

retriever said...

NICE blogand poetry , greeting from Belgium.