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Author Archive: Liz Brownlee

NPD Poem of the Day – Flow, by Alison Williams

A poem from Alison Williams: . Flow . my world is fluid in a constant state of flux . I am an ocean who once spoke to the dry land . I told him how much I admired his permanence . he answered me with rockfalls, landslides lava fields . he showed me all the …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem of the Day – Each Day the Sea Writes

A fabulous poem of the day from Bruce Black, from Sarasota, Florida: . Each Day the Sea Writes . Each day the sea writes lines On the edge of the sand, and clouds Draw messages in the sky, and laughing . Gulls swoop and swirl and plead while Sandhill cranes raise their beaks high To …

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National Poetry Day Poem of the Day – Thank You World

A Message Poem of the Day from Sandi Leibowitz: . Thank You, World . Thank you, Sky, for wind and cloud, breezes quiet, thunder loud. Thank you for the moon at night, for rain and for the sun so bright. . Thank you, Sea, for foam and sand, waves that rush to meet the land, …

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NPD Poem of the Day – To the Unborn, by Helen Laycock

Image by Stuart Rankin on Flikr by CC license.   A new message poem in the run-up to National Poetry Day, by Helen Laycock: . To the unborn . Sorry is not enough of an apology for what you are about to receive upon your birth – a broken Earth whose bones we have picked and …

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NPD Poem of the Day

.   This message poem comes from Daisy Proctor, age 7, from Bristol: . Sky . I love you sky . The way you shimmer on bright blue days Your lovely blue light . I love you sky . . Daisy Proctor Age 7 . . What a lovely poem, Daisy!     . Poem …

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NPD Message Poem of the Day

This poem, sent in by poet Sue-Hardy-Dawson to lizpoet @ for the start of the run-up to National Poetry Day, rules given here, is a ‘Poem of the Day’ posted on: . Dear Tiger, . though you are long gone to your Tiger god I remember your eyes melting forest your hot ghost …

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National Poetry Day 2016

Say it with a Poem! National Poetry Day this year is on October 6th. The theme is messages. In my role as National Poetry Day Ambassador, but also wildlife poet, I am asking people to send me message poems to an animal, or to the world. I am imagining poems to a declining habitat, pleas …

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This is a short video animation of me reading my poem, Skylark. The poem is in ‘Inking Bitterns’, an anthology edited and fully and beautifully illustrated by Dru Marland, only available from Gert Macky.  

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This is a departure from my usual subject, but it’s a poem I’ve been wanting to write for a while.   . . After the bombing all are dead all is gone . and I walk . I can carry only my father’s pride my mother’s longing my brother’s blood my sister’s hope . but …

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A-Z Reflections 2016

Thank you very much to my readers! Some of the photos from the animals featured this year. And me, with Lola. I thoroughly enjoyed my April A-Z 2016 challenge, which was number 5 for me. I really hope everyone enjoyed the fun (but real!) animal facts and poems – plus the fabulous images. The photos above are a …

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