Poems

Poem

I am a guillemot
I use my bill a lot
I get the fish out of the wet
I eat my fill a lot.
I live on ledges

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Poem

Hummingbird
hummingbird
humming a tune,
happy in June
(when flowers
and roses bloom)
sipping nectar
its favourite food,
loved also by bees.

Poem

See her moonlight

bloom from thick forest

 

leaving the ground

plucking words from the stars

 

half heather mosses

deep purple wherries

 

Poem

Let's take a walk

around the park,

but please don't forget

that you have to bark.

No matter what you

want to say,

Just watch, think and bark,

okay?

Poem

Not many people in the park,

nobody near enough to hear me,

if I say a poem or two.

So I do.

Poem

Little toad little toad mind yourself
mind yourself let me plant my corn
plant my corn to feed my horse
feed my horse to run my race – the sea is full of more than I know

Poem

We watch them, hypnotized.
Pale and mysterious,
They rise and fall. Joe says
“They look like ghosts.”

Poem

The jellyfish
dances through the water
waving its frilly underwear.

We found one on the beach.

It had become a polythene bag
full of water.

Poem

They told me

you live in my roof,

jungle cat.

 

Fire-eyed

trick-tailed

sleep thief.

 

You rumble the night

with your claw dance,

Zim Zam Zoom
Poem

Let's give it

a hunk of a trunk

Let's give 

a stretch of a neck

A snake of a tongue

a bear of a growl

a bee of a sting

a wolf of a howl.

 

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