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Author Archive: Liz Brownlee

Message to a Murrelet

Here is one of my own poems – the Scripp’s Murrelet chick dives in to the sea less than 24 hours after it has hatched, and having had no food at all. It is hatched fully-feathered and a third of the size of its parents – the murrelet has the largest egg to bird ratio …

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45 Days until National Poetry Day!

Are you a poet? There are only 45 days until National Poetry Day, and this year the theme is ‘Messages’. Do you have a message for the planet, or an animal? Could you write a message poem from an animal, or habitat, or the world, to humanity? I am collecting message poems of this type …

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NPD Poem of the Day, The Ballad of Refuge by David Punter

Poem of the Day comes from David Punter of Bristol: . The Ballad of Refuge . I come in fear. The wheels, the stuttering engine, By road or wave; the endless killing payments. Bit by bit, my mind returns to rubble. . You come in fear. The hunched back, failed bravado, They make me squirm. …

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NPD Poem of the Day – Dear Earth, by Daisy Proctor, age 7

. Another lovely poem sent in by poet Daisy Proctor: . Dear Earth . I will miss the forest owlet’s big eyes. . I will miss The Fire-crown’s long beak. . I will miss The cute Malabar Civet. . I will miss the Iberian Lynx My favourite. . The Hawaiian crow as black as Halloween …

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NPD Poem of the Day by Brenda Harsham

    . Poem of the day comes from Brenda Davis Harsham from Massachusetts: . This is just to say… . Thank you, Earth that held tight trees bent to their knees in hurricane winds and . that imprints time itself on gorges, stone and shelf, in the language of fossil hieroglyphics. . Thank you, …

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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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