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Category Archives: National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day Competition Winners!

Many thanks to all the people who entered this competition, there were wonderful entries, if you’d like to read most of them, please click here. First of all I’d like to say a huge thank you to Forward Arts Foundation for the wonderful book prizes for the adult winners: And a huge thank you to Macmillan …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Bernard Young

To The Great Provider . Dear Great Provider, This is to thank you for the delicious cheese you so thoughtfully provide. Thank you. . However, (and I do hope this doesn’t seem ungrateful) would it be possible to place it by the side of our hole and not on the spikes of the thing that …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Pie Corbett

Message for the Mosquito who shares my bedroom. . I’m fed up with the way you keep me awake. . You wait till I’ve just turned out the light and settled down for a good night’s zizz before starting up your irritating whine, announcing, ‘Mister Mosquito is out for a bite.’ . At any second …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Heather F Reid

Another great poem from Heather! . Letters of Apology . Dear black and white cat who I chased up a tree, why did you hiss at me so viciously? I didn’t intend to upset you that way, I hoped we’d be friends and you’d hang out and play. Well, when I say play, I mean …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Heather F Reid

Request from a Guide Dog . If we should meet, please don’t tempt me with treats or excite me or jiggle my ears. . Don’t invite me to play or put things in my way, I’ve been training for this day for years.   Don’t stand firm in my route and shout ‘ISN’T HE CUTE!’ …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Alan Nicholls

This amusing poem arrived about an ant! . Dear Ant, . you bit my ankle, your half-back bit my calf. So when I squash you dead, you bug! Excuse me if I laugh. . © Alan Nicholls

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Jill Townsend

To the Panamanian Gold Frog . You gesture with a little wave to see off any new arrival – other male frogs as brave as you, who gesture with a wave. But now the situation’s grave: a fungus threatens your survival. Your gesture with a little wave may not see off this new arrival. . …

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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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A tanka and haiku for National Poetry Day Message poems by Pris Campbell

a tanka . sewage fills the river my tears accompany the dead fish on their last journey home . . . three haiku . . hazy day soot falls from the sky like rain . baby sea turtle bright condo lights lead him astray from the moon . wildflowers gone from where once I climbed …

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Daisy’s Sky Message Poem Video for National Poetry Day

  Lovely Daisy Proctor, age 7, reading her poem for National Poetry Day

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