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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
This month’s poem is the twin to “What is a Tree?” which was well-received by social media and spread far and wide by Froglife friends. It’s another concrete poem, which means its shape is linked to the topic. Thanks to Cat Duerden, our very talented River Nene Dragon Finder Project Officer, for making it look beautiful on the page. Concrete poems are quite fun to write, and can be written anyway you like; no rules! I wrote this one to take to an interview with a rivers charity in Cumbria. I am excited, but a little sad, to say that the poem helped me to secure a new job, and so after nearly five years, I shall be leaving Froglife for wetter weather up north in the beautiful Lake District. I hope to still be involved in Froglife as a volunteer, so you may still see my creative writing.
By Rebecca Neal