Inspired by Nature is a new themed Croak to entertain you with some of my own and my favourite famous poems written about nature and the outdoors. I hope it will stimulate you to get creative with words and write something yourself. If you do and would like to share them with us, please post them on our Facebook page.
Becca (Conservation Youth Worker: Green Pathways Project).
This week’s poem was inspired by my favourite children’s story “Bears in the night” by Stan and Jan Berenstain. I wrote it about a visit to Froglife’s Hampton Nature Reserve. Thankfully the situation described has never actually happened! Could you use the same form to write about a walk you regularly do?
It’s a long way back
In the bus.
Out of the bus.
Out of the bus, by the road, to the edge of the puddle
Through the puddle.
Through the puddle, over the fence.
Through the puddle, over the fence, into the long grass.
Between the spiky bushes, under the logs.
At the pond, beside the fire.
Up the tree.
Down the tree.
Down the tree, along the path, to the ditch.
Across the ditch.
Across the ditch, up the hill.
Upon the hill, against the wind, in the mud.
Towards the wood, by the water.
Below the trees, within the den.
Along the path, back to the bus
Where are the keys?