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Category Archives: Animals

Book Announcement – Yippee!

THRILLED to be able to show you the gorgeous cover of my new animal shape poem book, written with lovely Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens. This has been a labour of love; shape poems are hard, it’s tricky to get the words in the right place and the shape of the animals exactly right when …

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Snow Leopard, by Liz Brownlee

Snow leopards live high in the mountain ranges of central and southern Asia in the winter, and even higher in the summer. Their coats are extremely warm, and at rest they wrap their 1 metre-long tails around themselves to keep out the chill. They are the most beautiful of big cats; there is no record …

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Purrfect

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Panda by Liz Brownlee

Another video shot a few years ago in the snow… in front of the entirely appropriate bamboo!   .

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Skylark, read by me, animated by Nick Hales

Found this as I was looking through my poem films – hope you enjoy it!  

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Alaskan Wood Frog – video

I’ve been looking through some of the films of me reading my poems. This is me reading Alaskan Wood Frog, available in my book,  Animal Magic. Filmed a few years ago, when we had snow!  

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Gerard Manley Hopkins Poem read by Chris Packham for National Poetry Day

The Windhover: To Christ our Lord by Gerard Manley Hopkins, read by Chris Packham  

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Toby Hendrikse

Apology to a Polar Bear . Sorry Polar Bear I am very sorry, Polar Bear that we’re destroying your snowy lair, making it a struggle to raise your cubs while we sit back looking like mugs. . Sorry Polar Bear Your powerful legs take you a long way while your cubs sit and lay waiting …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Emily Lewis

My Elephant Message . My tusks are gone My friends the same My parents are gone And we don’t know how . My skin’s now wanted To burn or to sell My life is now broken I don’t know how . What to do Well, I’m not sure Where to hide Away from their lure …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Charlie Williams

Dear rhino . I’m so sorry you’re dying, and I know some of us are trying, you get shot for your horns, but you are such a fighter, with your brown leather skin and your big, floppy tail, you should live to fight, and be king of the world. We shouldn’t be king over you. …

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