Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by.
Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;
And there is the green for stringing the daisies!
Here is a cart run away in the road
Lumping along with man and load;
And here is a mill, and there is a river:
Each a glimpse and gone for ever!
I have been truly inspired by writers such as Louis Carroll, Walter de la Mare, Lewic Carroll and all of the poets who are in the list on this website. I loved the fun, the movement, the rhythm and rhyme in their poems and the images they sent to my child's brain. I hope my poems will do the same for the children who read them, recite them and perform them long after I am here.
Read a little about one of my favourite poets by going to this link.