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A Message Poem for National Poetry Day by Debbie Singh

This poem was sent to me for National Poetry Day – it cannot be entered for my NPD competition as it is not a message from someone or something to someone or something to do with the natural world… but it is a very poignant poem, so in this one instance, I’m posting it here. . …

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NPD Poem of the Day – It’s Not My Fault, by Roger Stevens, Read by Sam Decie

Today we were sent this fabulous reading by Sam Decie, aged 8, of Roger Stevens’ wonderful poem, It’s Not My Fault. This poem can be found in the poetry book It’s Not My Fault, Bloomsbury. . . . Well done, Sam! . Poem and film © Roger Stevens

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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 – 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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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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Skylark

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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Y is for Yellow Tit

This wonderful photo of the yellow tit was taken by John&Fish. . Yellow Tit . A small bird with soaring crest black top, lemon breast, . some birds lift hearts this is one, sings a song shines the sun. . .© Liz Brownlee . This little bird is found in the central mountain ranges of Taiwan, living on …

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X is for Xantu’s Murrelet

This image from Wiki shows the size of a Xantu’s murrelet (recently renamed Scripp’s murrelet) when it leaves the nest and plunges into the ocean at fewer than 48 hours old, having not been fed, and without being able to fly. It is about 5 inches long: Uniquely, from this moment forward this little chick spends it’s …

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W is for Wagner’s Viper

This stunning photo of a female and two young Wagner’s vipers is by Mario Schweiger, and is used by permission. Wagner’s viper was first discovered and described by German naturalist Moritz Wagner in 1846. Sadly he mislabelled the specimen’s place of habitat and so it was unseen for another 140 years, and presumed extinct. Then …

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