International Women’s Haiku Festival: Poems by Tim Gardiner

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Esther Lee/Creative Commons/Flickr

Tim Gardiner celebrates two noted American women environmental activists in today’s feature of the International Women’s Haiku Festival.

Gardiner writes this introduction to the two haiku featured today:

“These haiku are in celebration of noted environmental activists and their major achievements: banning the use of egret plumes on hats and the campaign for the protection of (California’s) Joshua Tree National Park.”

tea party…
an egret feather
on the carpet

For Harriet Hemenway, Boston activist

***

Joshua tree…
the succulent set on fire
to guide their way

For Minerva Hamilton Hoyt, conservationist of desert plants in California

Dr. Tim Gardiner is an ecologist, poet and children’s author from the UK.  His first collection of poetry,
Wilderness, was published by Brambleby Books in 2015, and his debut children’s book, The Voyage of the Queen Bee, was published by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2016.  Tim’s haiku have appeared in literary magazines such as Frogpond, Modern Haiku, and The Heron’s Nest.

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