As April created poems about animals for this book, she realized that they all have species on the endangered list. She did not think that horses would be on that list, yet there is a horse species that is.
Animals become extinct due to habitat destruction, diseases, poaching, overhunting, climate change, and pollution, and this situation is an environmental cry.
To stay aware of the ecological needs of our planet Earth, you can become a conservationist and an environmental ambassador.
When I began composing tanka poems for this book, I found it a little challenging because I too have had little exposure to animals in the wild. However, my writing technique allows me to tap into the present moment, connect with the animals, and visualize their natural habitats.
Almost immediately, I connect with the animal I am writing about and the energy of words flows through me. The longer I meditate on the animal, my connection to the essence of its spirit and surroundings becomes stronger.
She urges us to become conservationists or
But perhaps even more importantly in the long run is that April hopes her verses, rhythms, and images will inspire a sincere emotional connection with the animals represented.
Only then can humans be persuaded to treat the natural world thoughtfully and considerately, with respect and love.
This is what it will take to save our beautiful planet,
our only planet.