Instead of a Card Poetry Pamphlets

Christmas Garland – Ten Evergreen Poems

On the darkest day of the year, the ancient tradition of ‘bringing in the greens’ is a welcome sign that Christmas is close. Indeed, it’s impossible to imagine our festivities without the embellishments of holly, ivy and mistletoe.

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Christmas Spirit – Ten Poems to Warm the Heart

These ten specially commissioned poems celebrate the joy of Christmas in all it’s variety. Some evoke the bustle of untangling fairy lights, of shopping and cooking and opening presents, while others celebrate our more ancient seasonal traditions, such as collecting holly and ivy to bring into the house. And then, of course, there’s the mistletoe:

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Christmas Stocking – Five Festive Poems for Children

Every child should have a Christmas Stocking. This selection of poems for children makes a delightful gift – something to read at bedtime as the excitement of Christmas approaches., or to be shared afterwards as a reminder of the laughter and the fun.

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In Memoriam: Poems of Bereavement

The dead don’t go till you do, loved ones. The dead are still here holding our hands. Jackie Kay Many extraordinary and important poems have been written about death and bereavement – the death of the old and the young, of a beloved parent, child,sibling, friend. The thirty poems in this pamphlet. traditional and contemporary, have been chosen for their clarity and beauty and in the hope that they might offer consolation to the bereaved and also be helpful for people arranging the funeral.

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Ten Poems about Aunts

To Auntie ‘Chief of our Aunts,’ not only I But all your dozen nurslings cry – ‘What did the other children do? And what were childhood, wanting you?’ Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894)

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Ten Poems about Bicycles

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Ten Poems about Cats

‘Puss with delight beyond expression, Surveyed the scene and took possession.’ from ‘The Retired Cat’ by William Cowper (1731 – 1800)

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Ten Poems about Clouds

Poems by Liz Berry, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, John Glenday, Paula Meehan, Fiona Sampson, Lesley Saunders, Katharine Towers, Derek Walcott and Sarah Westcott.

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Ten Poems about Grandparents

“feeling his heat, knowing the slow pulse of his good heart.” from ‘Climbing my Grandfather’ by Andrew Waterhouse Poems by Tiffany Atkinson, John Burnside, Katie Cleverley, Vicki Feaver, Joan Johnston, Katerina de Jong/Anastasia Matveeva/Minnah Rashid, Mohja Kahf, Derek Mahon, Liz Soar and Andrew Waterhouse Illustration by Kathy Morgan kathymorganart.webplus.net Donation to Friends of the Elderly

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Ten Poems about Home

Mahendra Solanki’s poetry has explored notions of home and belonging for over 30 years. His work has been broadcast by the BBC and published in Britain and abroad in magazines and anthologies. His most recent collection is The Lies We Tell (Shoestring Press, 2014). Poems by CP Cavafy, Imtiaz Dharker, Thomas Hardy, Tony Harrison, Linda Hogan, Philip Larkin, Grace Nichols, Mahendra Solanki, Wislawa Szymborska and WB Yeats. Cover illustration by Sarah Kirby Donation to Shelter www.shelter.org.uk

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Ten Poems About Robins

What is it about robins that makes them so easy to love? Is it the jaunty red breast? Or the fact that they have been known to build their nests in Kettles, boots, coat pockets and even under car bonnets – places that seem to suggest a wish to be close to our human world? Hamish Whyte’s delightful selection explores the countless ways in which these endearing and cheerful birds brighten our lives;

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Ten Poems about Sheep (Volume One)

Neil Astley, Introduction to Ten Poems about Sheep “The mothers have come back From the shearing, and behind the hedge The woe of sheep is like a battlefield…” from ‘Sheep’ by Ted Hughes

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Ten Poems about Sheep (Volume Two)

“Thousands of sheep, soft-footed, black-nosed sheep – one by one going up the hill and over the fence – one by one four-footed pattering up and over – one by one wiggling their stub tails…” from ‘Sheep’ by Carl Sandburg

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Ten Poems About Walking

There seems to be a natural connection between poetry and the rhythms of walking. Wordsworth said that ‘nine- tenths of my verses have been poured out in the open air.’

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Ten Poems of Kindness

“Sometimes a sober voice is enough to calm the waters & drive away the false witnesses,” from ‘Kindness’ by Yusef Komunyakaa

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Twelve Poems about Chickens

There should be a word for the way they look with just one eye, neck bent … … And for the way they run toward someone they trust, their skirts hiked, their plump bodies wobbling.’ from ‘A Glossary of Chickens’ by Gary Whitehead

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