Blue sky? For more than a day? Normality? HOORAY!
Skids about the garden,
never stops to rest,
stuffing beak with shreds and bits –
never mind what’s best.
Flaps off over treetops,
dropping stalks and sticks…
back again – more hops, more bits:
blackbird building nest.
From Wildlife Poems [see Book (for kids) page].
The Trees Behind the Teachers’ Cars
Spring Term (from a set of 4 verses, one for each season)
Emerald tips are
twinkling in the light,
drinking down the light,
thinking of opening up and soaking up the light
or sometime soon.
That’ll be a treat for Sir’s car.
Published (with the other 3 verses) in Read Me At School, Macmillan Children’s Books, 2009.