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Truth Poem for National Poetry Day – The Refugee

Poem by Liz Brownlee, read by Liz Brownlee, thank you to Chris Riddell for the illustration.

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Poems from a Green and Blue Planet

I was sent this beautiful gif which features a verse from my poem, Snow Fox, by Hachette books. Poems From Green and Blue Planet is out tomorrow in a book shop near you, on #NationalPoetryDay! I hope you are all going to share a poem with someone, any poem, or a truth poem (the theme …

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National Poetry Day Ambassador Badges Have Arrived!

I’m thrilled to be a National Poetry Ambassador,  I love thinking up ways to promote children’s poetry, it being so important in so many ways. National  Poetry Day this year, on October 3rd, has the theme of TRUTH. Now I have to think up ways to use these wonderful badges – the blue ones have …

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My Poem, Alaskan Wood Frog, for #NationalPoetryDay, Change

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National Poetry Day Book: Poetry for a Change, Poem Plus Teaching Notes

This wonderful book(Otrer-Barry) is full of poems by the National Poetry Ambassadors on the theme for National Poetry Day of Change. I’m one of them, and my poem is below with the teachers’ notes which were prepared by the WONDERFUL CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education). I really recommend this book, the poems are …

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The National Poetry Day Anthology – Poetry for a Change #NationalPoetryDay

Do you have one of these yet? EVERYONE needs one! Packed with poems from the National Poetry Day Ambassadors (I am one) and with poems chosen by the Ambassadors to complement their own. And NPD have launched a teaching sequence sharing how schools can use the NPD anthology across the primary years. Download it for …

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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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