But, William Shakespeare would be 459 years olde today (~23 April 1564 -- 23 April 1616), so I wondered what "The Bard" would have to say? On the comings and goings of Earth Day? The question asked:
What would Shakespeare say about Earth Day?
Shakespeare was a man of the natural world. He wrote about it often in his plays and poems, and he seemed to have a deep appreciation for its beauty and power. I think he would be proud of the way we have come together to celebrate Earth Day, and he would encourage us to continue to do everything we can to protect our planet.
Here is a poem I wrote that imagines what Shakespeare might say about Earth Day:
O Earth, thou art our mother,
And we are thy children.
We are grateful for thy bounty,
And we vow to protect thee.
We will not pollute thy waters,
Nor foul thy air.
We will not cut down thy forests,
Nor kill thy animals.
We will live in harmony with thee,
And we will work to make thee a better place for all.
For thou art our home,
And we are thy caretakers.
We will not fail thee.
I hope you like it.