POETRY

Poetry is an art form in words. The putting together of words in new and unexpected ways, sometimes in rhyme. Poetry can be a wonderful way to express feelings for wild animals and connections with the natural world. This new section of Born Free’s site is devoted to wildlife poetry.

Virginia McKenna OBE, Born Free’s Co-Founder and Trustee, said: "It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that two of our wonderful poets – Richard Bonfield and Patrick Gordon-Duff-Pennington – whose poems you can read on this page have sadly passed away. Somehow I feel this will give their poems even more meaning."


KINGFISHER BY ROBERT MACFARLANE


WILLOW BY ROBERT MACFARLANE


BLUE WHALE BY RICHARD BONFIELD
 


CREATION OR ETCHED IN SILVER
BY GARY HODGES


BLUE ELEPHANTS BY JANE NEWBERRY


DEATH OF A SPERM WHALE
BY COLIN IAN JEFFERY

 


WISLEY BY BEE TRAVERS


WE PLANTED THE TREES TODAY
BY PATRICK GORDON DUFF-PENNINGTON

SWAN BY MICHAEL MORPURGO

 


TORTOISE BY MICHAEL MORPURGO


ELEPHANT BY MICHAEL MORPURGO


UNFAIR GAME BY VIRGINIA MCKENNA OBE

 


P IS FOR PANGOLIN BY VIRGINIA MCKENNA OBE


THE BEAUTIFUL ALPHABET (PART 1) BY RICHARD BONFIELD


THE BEAUTIFUL ALPHABET (PART 2) BY RICHARD BONFIELD

 


CHESSINGTON LEAF WARBLERS BY JOHN TUTON JACKSON


THE TYGER BY WILLIAM BLAKE


ASYLUM SEEKERS BY BEE TRAVERS

 

CHESSINGTON LEAF WARBLERS AUTUMN SEQUEL BY JOHN TUTON JACKSON

 

 

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