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Poem of the Day


With the eye in the back of his head

he sees them coming —

eight-year-old breakers,

baby-hard, baby-soft.

Their elegant space-machine

could swallow him, 82 more words

Poem Of The Day

Poem of the Day

The Happy Cricket

There was once a little cricket,

Who was happy as could be.

He was chirpy before breakfast.

He  was chirpy after tea. 148 more words

Poem Of The Day

'Around the Crow the weather'

It rained on Welshpool Poetry Festival, but didn’t dampen this great little celebration of words in Mid Wales.  I read with Gillian Clarke on the final evening, and am now wallowing in the delights of her new Picador Selected Poems. 28 more words

Poetry In The Community

Poem of the Day

 Night Friend


He pads down our street

in the dark

when I’m in bed

closes swinging gates

puts away left-out bikes

finds lost cricket balls… 70 more words

Poem Of The Day

It's True

I imagined the speakers in this poem were two boys, happily continuing the reason for their detention. And for some reason I imagined the teacher concerned was a Geography teacher. 207 more words

Angela Topping

Book review: Our Home is Dirt By Sea


Our Home is Dirt By Sea Selected by Dianne Bates, Walker Books Australia, ISBN 9781925081190

This is an anthology of poems for children. 166 more words

Book Reviews

The Magic of Poetry

Poetry for my creativity is like chocolate on my pancakes.

Forcing a kid to read can lead to him or her losing interest in reading, or never gaining interest in reading. 656 more words