Earth Day – April 22nd 2012
The #FriFotos theme this week is Earth Day to coincide with the event of the same name; a day coordinated by the Earth Day Network in order to raise awareness and appreciation of our beautiful planet.
I have been lucky enough to travel to some of the world’s most beautiful regions, and I hope to continue exploring this amazing planet in the years to come. Here are some of my favourite photographs so far.
In the poem ‘Report to Wordsworth‘ Singaporean poet Boey Kim Cheng comments on the state of our beautiful Earth, and how desperately it needs protecting. Earth Day is a great excuse to start taking action!
You should be here, Nature has need of you.
She has been laid waste. Smothered by the smog,
the flowers are mute, and the birds are few
in a sky slowing like a dying clock.
All hopes of Proteus rising from the sea
have sunk; he is entombed in the waste
we dump. Triton’s notes struggle to be free,
his famous horns are choked, his eyes are dazed,
and Neptune lies helpless as beached as a whale,
while insatiate man moves in for the kill.
Poetry and piety have begun to fail,
As Nature’s mighty heart is lying still.
O see the widening in the sky,
God is labouring to utter his last cry.
#FriFotos is a fun way to share your pictures with other travellers (and non-travellers) and is open to all, check it out on the #FriFotos Facebook page or by following the hashtag all day Friday on Twitter.