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Message 1 - posted by Marcus Rheade-Edwards (U8531450) , Oct 4, 2009

As many of the regulars know I love wildlife / nature poems.
So I was wondering do you have any that you can share. I did say at the end of Springwatch that I would write a few and post them here for AW, but shame on me I never got around to it as i'v been so busy. I will how ever compose a few ond post them here during the course of AW.

I look forward to reading yours too.
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Message 2 - posted by ickleshrew (U14019200) , Oct 4, 2009

ooh i will have to have a good think about this one marcus !! interesting question tho !!

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Message 3 - posted by Marcus Rheade-Edwards (U8531450) , Oct 8, 2009

Well as promised, i'v thought of a little poem about the Jay that i was watching the other day, hope you enjoy it, as i hope to enjoy some of you work when its added here.

A Jay dose work
from day to day.
To store his store
his winter stash away.
He's back and too,
from the Oak so great.
To collect it's acorns,
for him self, and his mate.
When leaner times
are here, you know.
To this reliable stash,
the Jay family must go.
They of course wont remember
all the acorns they hid,
But Remember, great Oaks
from little acorns grow,
you i do not kid.

Copyright, Marcus Rheade-Edwards 08.10.2009.

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Message 4 - posted by Marcus Rheade-Edwards (U8531450) , Oct 9, 2009

As any body else got anything to add, I'd love to read them, as others would i'm sure.

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Message 5 - posted by kittiwakeup (U14158453) , Oct 9, 2009

Dear Marcus and Autumnwatchers!..

Please join in on the Original Poem and Verse thread posted Yesterday entitled Daft Autumn Poem.

Lovely.

kitti x

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Message 6 - posted by normalil (U4050381) , Oct 9, 2009

Hi Marcus, I remember your previous poetry threads, and joined in to the best of my ability. I like your Jay poem well done. (I'll have a look at the aforementioned thread too.)

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Message 7 - posted by Marcus Rheade-Edwards (U8531450) , Oct 9, 2009

Hi kittiwakeup, I started this thread at the start of AW, and it's for the serious stuff, I have posted on the Daft poems thred there is some good stuff there.

And to normalil, how are things with you, yes i to remember you from previous messageboards, and have always enjoyed reading your replys, and look forward to reading alot more.

All the best.

Marcus

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Message 8 - posted by Worfinch (U14167804) , Oct 9, 2009

There was an old man with a drawer
Who decide to open the drawer
So he opened the drawer
And inside the drawer
There was an old man with a drawer

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Message 9 - posted by normalil (U4050381) , Oct 10, 2009

Time again for Autumnwatch,
each Friday night at nine.
No-one else has the remote,
tonight it's only mine!

Gorgeous Simon,lovely Kate,
on our screens each week, quite late.
They bring us secrets from the wild,
delighting adults, and each child.

Hedgerows full of berries,
fields of golden sheaves.
There's nothing quite like Autumnwatch,
each one of us believes.

Sorry it's not better Marcus, will have another go over the weekend.

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Message 10 - posted by Rob Ward (U5983255) , Oct 10, 2009

Hi Marcus,

Firstly, I would like to say how good it makes me feel to watch a guy on TV, who is not afraid to share his love for nature and wildlife through beautiful words like you do.
It is always a pleasure to watch and listen to you.

I have been working on an Arts project with BBC Gloucestershire for Made in England, Art from the Heart since February this year and I wrote a poem to accompany a photograph, highlighting my favourite spot in the Forest of Dean. Hopefully to symbolize how this place helps me de-stress, relax and to show people how much it means to me.
The Forest of Dean is a huge place, but I have a focal point, a rock that I sit on while watching, photographing and filming the wildlife.

Here is my poem...


Woorgreen Lake (Lost in Tranquillity)

As I Sit and watch with eyes glaring
Tensed and gnarled like an oak
The Buzzard soaring high “daring”
Looking through the water, I feel broke

I close my eyes and listen quietly
There are many places I have been
A passer by whispers politely
Asking what I have seen?

The walkers, the joggers, some think it’s a race
The beauty, it makes my heart ache
I could talk for hours about this place
From the snakes and the boar, to the deer and the drake


Hope you like it and if you were wondering what inspired me? Take a look at this (my rock, in more ways than one).
The photograph was taken on 12th September, so technically, it and the poem could be about Autumn as well.

My Rock
[IMG]i102.photobucket.com...[/IMG]


Art from the Heart site
www.bbc.co.uk/glouce...


Rob


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Message 11 - posted by rabbitstoe (U14105200) , Oct 10, 2009

Thanks for the links bothrops & the poem & yours too Marcus & normalil, all great stuff, it comes from the heart. Well done chaps.

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Message 12 - posted by Rob Ward (U5983255) , Oct 11, 2009

Thank you rabbitstoe, and you are right, it does come from the heart.

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Message 13 - posted by Marcus Rheade-Edwards (U8531450) , Oct 11, 2009

Hi bothrops.

What a wonderful reply you sent and th picture is the icing on the cake. I didn't look at the picture untill i had read your great poem, which is so good, that the image i built up in my mind almost perfectly matched that of your photo, a talat for discriptive writing you definatly have.

Hope your keeping well too, look foeward to reading more of your fab contributions on this messageboard.

All the best.

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Message 14 - posted by Rob Ward (U5983255) , Oct 12, 2009

Thank you Marcus.

Here is something I wrote while thinking about the macho thing, you know, when certain people think that they are too macho to show their true feelings for wildlife and nature.


"A Macho Thing"

The woodland paths, they look like a snake
Winding around, oh look there’s a drake
A newcomer ahead, oh no it’s a boar
They want them all dead; I find this the real bore!

Some say I am mad to walk here alone
But after a while their voices just drone
As I walk at night, there is nothing to fear
But I do get a fright when I startle a deer!

From the wind in the trees
To a leaf on the breeze
I am really quite at ease

Some sit at home through the wind and the rain
Not me though, it’s never a pain
From tough winter snow, to autumn glow
The animals, they all know

I am at one, even after a fall
Sit there and listen, what is that call?
I love to roam and I never groan
As this place is my home

“Tree hugger” huh, I’ve been called worse
Don’t they know, we all know how to curse!
Some think they’re too macho to do this thing
“They just wear too much bling”!

From a bird in the sky
To a child asking "why"

We must help the best we can
For half the damage has been caused by man!

To my friends and foe
Even the people I do not know
Do not judge me for what I do
For one day it will be you

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Message 15 - posted by Marcus Rheade-Edwards (U8531450) , Oct 12, 2009

bothrops, another excellent poem there. I think we must have come from the same batch when they were making humans, as that gret poem reflects my thoughts and feelings.

I think it's the most macho thing in the world to do, is to get out in the country side and care for it with all your heart, and that i do with all the love and power that God gave me.

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Message 16 - posted by Rob Ward (U5983255) , Oct 12, 2009

I think you are right, they don't make many like us!
Sorry to stray mate, but this means so much to me as they have been and still are my biggest inspiration.

I have my parents to thank for giving me the guidance that has made me the person I am today.
My dad had a tough life, from surviving a sinking while serving in the Royal Navy during WW2 to Spending 5 years in a German POW camp.
He is 90 years young this year and even though he can’t get out to the deepest parts of the forest with me, I now use my photography to take the forest back to him.
He helped me find my first snake when I was around 7 years old and Instead of picking up a stick to whack it, like most would, he held my hand and told me all about them. From that moment onwards, I had the bug
I wrote him a poem once, so that he will always know how grateful I am and always will be. This one though, I’m afraid I cannot share.
Having a love and fascination for nature and wildlife during my childhood has echoed in my own children, as my eldest daughter has just started Hartpury College to learn and earn a diploma in animal care, her first step. She is adamant that one day she will become a zoologist and I am sure she will be.

My dad (Fred Ward)
www.royal-navy.org/l...

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Message 17 - posted by Father Goose (U8521361) , Oct 12, 2009

If only there were more people aware of the world around us. Surely there was a time when we were all like this? Here's something I wrote the other day...

Life's a beach

Life, I mused, is very much like walking down the beach,
some landmarks are just yards away, some others out of reach,
I walk and watch the sea wash in and leave a pristine sheet,
a stunning and blank canvas, untouched by hands or feet.

Reflecting on the metaphor it seems quite clear to me,
we're all barefoot upon the beach and staring at the sea.
For when the waves are lapping and they fill each deep depression
I really wish my footprints left a permanent impression.

Upon the timeless sands we all are judged as being equal
and my size twelves are just the same as lesser-footed people.
So as I journey down the beach and look back at the sand,
I see the prints of those I love as we walk hand in hand.

I don't believe I'll walk again upon this patch so dear
so I'll leave the odd impression, to show that I was here
and hope that those that follow me as I walk other lands,
will use my footprints as a guide to life's unending sands.

For when I cease to leave a mark, or occupy this space,
you'll feel a warm and gentle wind caressing your soft face.
Think back to when we shared the sand and spoke of many things
and smile, as my spirit soars aloft on seabird's wings.

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Message 18 - posted by Rob Ward (U5983255) , Oct 12, 2009

Cracking Poem there Toadie, how come it’s just us guys shouting them out?

This is one I threw together earlier.

Its title is simply "The Forest of Dean" and even though I don't have to point it out, if you read the first letter from each line it will spell out the name of the poem....


"The Forest of Dean"

From warm summer sun, to winters bite
Our seasons, a remarkable sight
Rivers winding and weaving away
Early morning, to end of day
Starlings flock, each others rock
Together they fly, I wonder why?

Otters playing, near the stream
Fade away to a distant dream

Done, my work will never be
Even if they were all free
Ask yourself; is it worth all the pain?
Never will it be for gain

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Message 19 - posted by Father Goose (U8521361) , Oct 12, 2009

Good work fella!

Truly a man for all seasons..

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Message 20 - posted by Marcus Rheade-Edwards (U8531450) , Oct 12, 2009

I really do love to read these great poems, i'll work on on a few more to add.

100% for effort guys.

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