Inspired by Nature is a themed Croak to entertain you with art and creative writing based on nature and the outdoors. We hope it will stimulate you to get creative and produce something yourself. If you do and would like to share them with us, please post them on our Facebook page, Twitter account, or email us at email@example.com
This months feature has been written by Rebecca Neal our Conservation Youth Worker on the Peterborough Green Pathways project, funded by BBC Children in Need.
I was inspired this month by an article on the BBC News website about a Twitter poet. I wrote a few tweet-sized poems for my creative writing class, and have been working on a Venn diagram poem for a while now. The poet in the article uses this style to write a poem which has a central sentence set one word at a time down the page, and then either side of this, two separate poems where each line either starts or ends with the word from the central sentence. It’s tricky to explain (and to write!) but it is a visual poem so just take a look! I have written this one to remind myself that not everyone has the same motivation as me to get outside and enjoy nature and there are many hurdles for people to get over before they can enjoy themselves. This is why projects such as Froglife’s Green Pathways and Natural Achievers are so important to help people on the first steps of their wildlife journey.