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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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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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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 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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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Joey Andrews

To Humans – Message from a lone wolf . Why humans, Do you come to me, Separate my pack, Lock me in a cold cage, Wear my family off your backs? . I sit there in that lonely cage, But Nay! A friend arrives, Behold yet it’s an empty shell, For as your coat it …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Will May, Ardingly College Prep.

Apology to a Greyhound . Why do we make you run so fast? Released from the traps so we can tempt you with the hare as bait, Think you can turn the sand to glass, But all that happens is that you wait And when you reach your last, So then to you we sate, …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Charlotte White

Message to an Iceberg . Dear Iceberg . I have to tell you, it is us we are making all the fuss . We know you’re melting however people are belching out with smoke . We know you’re meant to be cold and we’re way to bold . It’s not right that you are dying …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Darcey Frankland

Message to the Rainforest – I Will Try . Dear rainforest, I will try to stop them cutting you down, it won’t be easy, people treat you like a clown. I will write to the government, king and queen, even if you are starting to lean. . I will try to let the birds have …

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