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Poetry Friday; Marrog – RC Scriven

I remember reading this poem in primary school and totally loving the fab description! The Marrog My desk’s at the back of the class     And nobody, nobody knows         I’m a Morrog from Mars With a body of brass     And seventeen fingers and toes.   Wouldn’t they shriek if…

Poetry Friday; Sheep – C. Kenneth Burrow

This is just a beautiful poem about bedraggled sheep who get a glimpse of the sun! Sheep Huddled, rain-drenched, forlorn they stood, Their fleeces blown one way; The wet wind cried in solitude About the failing day. Leaves whirled below, aloft; the sky Sagged like a sodden shroud; No stir of life, no pleading cry,…

Poetry Friday; Firebird – Jean Kenward

There is nothing nicer than watching a real fire and the flames dance and fly up. The Firebird’   Fire – what lets you leap and spring, fluttering your golden wing in the soft and smoky air, sending sparkles everywhere?   Fire – what makes you as you are, sharing light with sun and star…

Poetry Friday; Snow Day – Billy Collins

I found this beautiful poem through a good friend – and it is perfect for today! Snow Day By Billy Collins Today we woke up to a revolution of snow, its white flag waving over everything, the landscape vanished, not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness, and beyond these windows the government buildings smothered,…