My thanks to the publisher for this poetry pamphlet
There's something quite magical about taking an early morning stroll and coming across a couple of roe deer quietly munching or seeing the glorious red coat of an urban fox. Wildlife is on our doorstep and if there is anything I have learned from this recent pandemic it is to appreciate the wildlife you may have in your local area.
In this collection of ten poems, the individual poets share their thoughts and feelings about wildlife. Quietly exploring what it means to view the world in a very different way.
What better way to start the collection than with The Fox by Robert Williams Parry ( translated by RS Thomas)
and breathtakingly he was there,
a fox on soft foot, his mind
Hedgehogs, fawns, otters, bats, dragonflies and mice all find their place in this poetry collection and each animal is beautifully brought to life with words which capture their innocence and their specialness.
I loved Horses, Running by Pascale Petit
"..I watch the horses run downhill,
tails flung out in a slipstream of wind,
they blur and the moor and the grass blurs with them
just as the earth must blur as it spins..."
I have special fondness for hares and this lovely poem by Norman MacCraig really captured my imagination
"...He's gone - but still, so high,
so gently the hill curves over,
two ears like antlers move
Pricked on a pewter sky..."
Ten Poems about Wildlife is a really lovely collection of poems which capture the stunning beauty of our wildlife and reminds us that we should do everything we can to protect and encourage them. The collection is a perfect gift, or instead of card, for anyone who enjoys the natural world.