A Poem for World Sea Turtle Day

Flowers For Socrates

World Sea Turtle Day began being promoted by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on June 16, 2014. Sea Turtles are among the oldest living creatures, having been in existence at least 100 million years. There are seven species of Sea Turtles, and all of them are under threat of extinction, due to humans hunting them for their eggs, meat, and shells, and environmental deterioration. Though international trade in all seven species is banned, poachers continue to illegally kill them and steal their eggs. The Hawksbill and Kemp’s species are currently at the greatest risk of disappearing forever.

Linda Hogan (1947 – ) is an American poet, storyteller, academic, playwright, novelist, short story writer, and environmentalist. She is the author of several poetry collections, including Rounding the Human Corners; The Book of Medicines, which received the Colorado Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award…

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