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Voice of the Rain

A children’s poem – written waaaaay back in high school.

Rain says on the roof:

these are joy-tears I weep,

hush now, my patter… 117 more words


Saturday in Verse - August 6

I had the opportunity to visit Carowinds with my sweet kiddos and combined fantastic church youth groups today. The first place some of us checked out was the… 88 more words

Writing For Children

Meet the poet: Kristin Martin

Kristin lives in Adelaide in a house sort-of-near the sea with her husband, two sons, three turtles, four goldfish, five spiny leaf insects and a canary named Stephen Fly.

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Poetry For Children

Adder, Bluebell, Lobster, written by Chrissie Gittins and illustrated by Paul Bonner (Otter-Barry books)

Today is launch day for this lovely book and, although teaching commitments have meant this blog has been much neglected, I had to write about this (and hooray, it’s the summer hols!). 543 more words

Book Reviews

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

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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

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'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

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