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Another lovely poem

October 22nd, 2018|

Here’s another lovely poem from our ‘Send a Poem’ challenge. Thanks, Sheila.

Spider – a friend to me!

Spider, spider, spinning your web!
In the Eves of the attic, or under my bed,
Silvery strands glistening on bushes,
On cold, frost mornings as everyone rushes.

Spider, spider, where do you hide?
I’ve tried and tried with eyes open wide,
Looking in deep, dark, nooks and crannies,
Knowing you’ll pop out on unsuspecting grannies!

So many quiver in tears as they dread!
Not wanting to see you, with fear in their heads,
Silly, silly people, can they not see,
How you eat all the flies, a feast for your tea!

Autumn is here and winter will follow!
Flies disappear to their sleepy hollow,
So dear little spider – you don’t need to hide,
In my house your welcome, so come on inside!

Sheila Elson

‘Send a Poem’ challenge

September 30th, 2018|

Grown-ups love little poems as much as children. We’ve had so many lovely nature poems, and wanted to feature a couple of them. Thank you Nicky and Sheila.

There are so many words inside of me
That can’t describe the beauty I hear and see
The birdsong in the early morning
The world’s colours as the day is dawning

The sound of the sea reaching the sand
The contrast of the sky and land
rainbows when the sun shines through the rain
The sound of a storm against the window pane

Little creatures going about their daily business
To all of this glory I bear witness
I am so grateful to be here amongst these treasures
Which for all of us bring differing pleasures.

Nicky Chance Thompson

Busy bee, busy bee
What I’d give, to see what you see!
Flying around and drinking nectar,
What a busy life for a bee called Hector.

Sheila Elson

Suggest a Book!

August 20th, 2018|

We asked our Twitter followers to suggest a book for one of the forthcoming titles in the series. We’ve had some brilliant suggestions: some people suggested what we already have in mind; others suggested something completely new. All the ideas have given us some food for thought about how we take Little Poems forward and we’re really pleased with the response. We are about to announce the third title in the series and we will also contact the lucky winner of the signed book very soon.
Thanks to everyone who took part.

30 Days Wild

June 24th, 2018|

It’s been lovely to be involved in 30 Days Wild. Apart from being out and about involved with nature, we’ve asked our readers and their families to write a poem for 30 Days Wild. Here are three of the poems that were submitted.

We’ve a sparrow’s nest in our roof
that really is quite loud.
However it is living proof,
that nature is all around.

 

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Thanks and well done to Rowan Tree Forest School and the pupils of Langwathby C of E School.

Going global!

June 12th, 2018|

We are really pleased to be selling books not only in our own, and very dear United Kingdom, but also to be sending books to places as far afield as Japan and the USA. Liam, one of our little American readers finished the magpie poem at the end of Little Bird Poems and here it is:

 
We can see the magpie
sitting in the tree.
He is eating something
we can’t see!
 
It’s wonderful to have children from overseas enjoying our poems about British wildlife. Well done Liam!

A lovely day in Blackshaw Head

May 23rd, 2018|

We had a terrific day with local children in the Little Poems village of Blackshaw Head. Toby drew a beautiful illustration of the cheeky robin along with a lovely poem and Charlie created a very special poem about birds.

So much talent and creativity in one small village.

Kay

 

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