A Wave of Ocean-Inspired Haiku

Enjoy the creativity from the team at Ocean Conservancy for National Haiku Poetry Day

In honor of the upcoming National Haiku Poetry Day, I asked some of my most creative colleagues here at Ocean Conservancy to prepare a haiku poem inspired by our daily work to help protect our ocean from its greatest challenges. Which one is your favorite? Share with us your own special haiku for our ocean on Twitter!

moonlit migration

giants swimming to shelter

warmer waters soon

Emily Brauner

Spring ice, fish, bear, bird

The circuit of Arctic life

Energy transformed

Patricia Chambers

Oil slicked the waters

Nine years ago in the Gulf

Today, we restore.

-Trishna Gurung

 Alaska tide pool

Cold water spills over boot

A footstep too deep

Andrew Hartsig

Iceberg drips in sun

Seal den blue beneath the snow

Changing Arctic spring

Henry Huntington

Busy crowded coast

Boats and windfarms aplenty

Needs ocean planning

Rafeed Hussain

Amid bubble streams

Yellow-striped fish float gently,

Aloof, then swim off

Jordana Merran

Sunny vacation

yet another plastic straw

better choices now

Megan Montemurno

your smile was pure, wide

as ocean, salt from our eyes

return to the sea 

Ki’Amber Thompson

Rising seas encroach

Ocean warming threatens fish

Cut emissions now

Anna Zivian

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