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LEAF Poems
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Leaf Poems

Leaf = Literature Expressed As Foliage We asked you to compose a four word ode, beginning each line with the letters L, E, A, F. This fine example of LEAF poetry (left) was submitted by Johnny Nandy.

We received lots of fantastic entries. It was hard to choose the best so we asked the poet John Hegley to select some of his favourites. If you've sent in your leaf, check if you've made it on to the 'POETREE'




It's time for me to quit the site,
It's time for me to leave,
my thanks for the assistance
to Claudia, Rain and Steve
here at the BBC
and my thanks to YE,
for banging away on your contraptions:
your bright, inventive captions,
thanks for those
thanks for keeping me on my toes
on the message board,
thanks for the hoard of comments,
questions, criticisms and chat,
thank-you for all the leaves
you've left
on my Poetree.

I'll leave it
at that.


In Performance

In Performance  microphone
Hear John Hegley reading his poems:
Greavsie
Yorkie
Well Bread Dog
Mr McNaulty
Luton
Seaing the Sea
On the Booze
Bonfire Feelings
Pat
Love Cuts
The Children in the Playground
Smelly
The Edinburgh Tattoo

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You'll find some other performing poets in Out Loud.

'Dog' by John Hegley Links
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Find out what he's up to.
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