lizbrownlee – poet

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One Minute till Bedtime Blog Tour

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Today, many of the authors published in this wonderful book, published on December 8th, are posting a poem that they sent for consideration but which didn’t make it into the book – interesting from a number of angles!

Here is the link to Jackie Hosking’s Blog, where you will find the the blog addresses for all the participants – One Minute till Bedtime Blog Tour.

With poems from the world’s best children’s poets, selected by Kenn Nesbitt (ex-US Children’s Poet Laureate) and charming illustrations by Christoph Niemann, the book will make a gorgeous Christmas present.

So – I suppose you’ll want to see my poem that was not selected… (I do have one in there) and here it is!

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The Mother Bird’s Song

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I’ll gather silver cobwebs

with soft mosses for my nest,

and keep my chicks all safe at night

hugged in my feathered breast

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I’ll spend all hours hunting

caterpillars in the leaves

to answer every peep

and open beak all saying please

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I’ll show them how to preen

when they start feathering,

teach them pride in who they are

so they’ll know how to sing

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I’ll help them try their wings,

climb the air and learn to fly,

so one day the wind will take them,

to be free as song and sky.

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© Liz Brownlee

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Do take the the blog tour, there are many fabulous poets showcased on their own blogs and on Jackie’s!

4 Comments

  1. A sweet and lovely poem Liz, I can just picture the mother bird and her chicks 🙂

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  2. What a lovely maternal poem – it ought to be sung asa nursery rhyme!

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