Biology and Art - June

8 June UNESCO – World Oceans Day
Historically, there are four named oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic. However, the Southern (Antarctic) ocean is considered to be the fifth one these days. The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans are the most commonly known.

The rules are simple: 5-7-5, there is no seasonal reference word (a kigo), but your poem must relate to either biology or the topic of the month, and you are writing in English.

Seen from outer space
Home to millions of species
Supreme coral reefs

I wrote it; it is not perfect, so challenge me and contribute. これは私の作品です。完璧ではありませんから、皆さんの方が上手くできるかも?皆さんも作品を送ってください。もし、わからないことがあればElizabethまで (

When the days are getting warmer, we want to refresh. In nature, plants look green because they absorb red light most efficiently and the green light is reflected. Oceans’ blue water and green vegetation make us feel revitalized during hot days. In art, green, blue, violet, or purple are called cold colors. They make us feel cool, and some people even think that these colors are “cool.”

WORDS to learn this month are:
supreme (至高), Atlantic Ocean (大西洋), Pacific Ocean (太平洋), Indian Ocean (印度洋), Arctic Ocean (北極海), to revitalize (活気を与える).