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Indigo Bunting, Chris by Bowman

As you may (or may not!) know, I am a poetry Ambassador, appointed by The Forward Arts Foundation.

The theme for this year’s National Poetry Day is Light which I’m sure will ‘spark’ many a beautiful poem from the imaginations of all the wonderfully talented poets in the UK!

So why is there a picture of a gorgeous Indigo Bunting, taken by Chris Bowman, at the top of this post?

One of the many initiatives this year is to have a bunting workshop at Hampton Court, during which lines of poems about light will be sewn on consecutive flags, with ribbons between – how fabulous is that? One of mine will be sewn or printed onto the flags and I can’t wait to see it.

The date for this year’s National Poetry Day is October 8th, and in the run up to the day I will be Tweeting, and blogging madly all about it!

Light as Birds

Birds see invisible
of every green
and red with blue,

they see UV,
a secret universe
of hue,

no wonder birdsong
dizzy with blues
of sky.

Bird – is your song
of colour trails?
Is the air,
as you fly?


  1. one of my favourite poems of yours Liz


  2. Beautiful poem, Liz and what a glorious colour that bunting is.


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