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Think of a Poem for National Poetry Day!

In the run-up to National Poetry Day, everyone is challenged to tweet the first line of a poem or tweet a link to a poem – and challenge others to do so! By National Poetry Day there should be a fabulous map of participation and a wonderful range of poems tweeted! Be part of it!

Tweet a link or a line using the hashtag #thinkofapoem.

Here is the wonderful George McGavin, TV presenter and animal expert, who read three animal poems today – ‘The Termite’ by Ogden Nash, and two poems by me, ‘Pygmy Shrew’ and ‘Sloth’. I’ll tweet links to the other two poems over the next few days, but for now, here is ‘Sloth’…







  1. Liz

    Lovely poem, Liz, and in such exalted company – Ogden Nash and that gorgeous George!.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you, Liz! George McGavin is the BEST animal TV presenter of them all.


  2. You’ve summed him up perfectly, Liz… the sloth that is, not George McGavin.

    Actually, you’ve got him spot on, too!



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