Inspired by Nature is a 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
You’d think these would be easy, but it is more difficult than you might imagine to write utter nonsense.
You all know a nonsense poem; Edward Lear’s The Owl and the Pussy Cat or even the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle. These are rhyming verse written for children which often use made-up words or are utterly meaningless. It’s a good way to have fun with language that even young children can take part in.
If you have never read Dr Seuss, then please do, no matter how old you are. He is the master of nonsense. It’s not technically nonsense, but his book The Lorax is a brilliant fable on the impact of greed and overexploitation on the environment. I love it.
Write a piece of nonsense and post it on our facebook page!
My Desk: Nonsense but to me
“Lets twist!” said the cheese with a sparkly sneeze,
To the naked clay froad in the road.
“Stop” stared the hawk whilst the starling went “squawk”
And the card underneath was bowed
By a box of hoppers on top of the loppers,
Near to the soft roll of bed,
The abandoned chair and the children of Claire
And the handsome lieutenant I’d wed.