lizbrownlee – poet

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National Poetry Day Poem

In the run up to National Poetry Day, I will be posting some poems about its theme, Light!




This word is in a dancer’s spring;

paper aeroplanes in flight;

water spraying rainbows;

an understanding within sight;

a feather floating, slowly;

it is needed in the night.

In a field of swaying sunshine

each buttercup holds it – light!


© Liz Brownlee


If you would like to read more poems about light, here is a link to a page full of them on the Forward Arts Foundation website.



  1. This is so pretty and such beauty in the words


  2. Ann

    Light is one of those words has so many different meanings. Your poem shows how it spreads its glow!


  3. Your lovely poem took me straight back 60+ years to holding a buttercup under my brother’s chin!


  4. Lovely Liz x


  5. Beautifully expressed, Liz.


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