Watching the Swallows: A Book of Bird Poems

£8.99

Watching the Swallows: A Book of Bird Poems is a superb collection of poems about birds, compiled in collaboration with the RSPB.  The poems are enhanced throughout by the tender, empathetic illustrations of Harry Tenant.

Some of our greatest poets are featured in the collection, including Ted Hughes, Christina Rossetti, Thomas Hardy and Emily Dickinson.  This title includes poems by lesser known and contemporary writers, however.  Each poem is powerful and evocative in its tribute to these magnificent creatures.

Watching the Swallows: A Book of Bird Poems is a truly lovely anthology that would be a perfect gift, and not just for bird (or poetry) lovers.

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Watching the Swallows: A Book of Bird Poems

Illustrated by Harry Tennant

(Walker Books/RSPB) – hardback

‘Alone and warming his five wits,The white owl in the belfry sits.’
Watching the Swallows: A Book of Bird Poems is a stylish anthology of 50 poems for bird-lovers.  Published in partnership with the RSPB, these 50 poems celebrate birds of every feather.  From kingfishers by the river, to eagles soaring over the mountains and wild geese returning south for the winter.
Some of the greatest poets are featured. Ted Hughes, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, Keats and Gerard Manley Hopkins for example.  Also featured are poets who are less well known.  Moreover, their poems about these magnificent creatures are just as powerful and affecting in their clarity and considerable charm.  Furthermore, the poems are chosen to appeal to readers of all ages.  Included are classics from masters of the genre, overlooked gems as well as recent verses by contemporary writers.
The anthology is organised into sections – Outside Your Window, By the Water, In Among the Trees, On the Wing and Out in the Fields.  There is something for everyone here and is the perfect book for bird-lovers … young and old alike.  The poems are enhanced throughout by the beautiful illustrations by Harry Tennant.
There are plenty of books aboard Bookwagon about birds, such as RSPB Birds and Bird Builds a Nest
Learn more about the work of the RSPB and what you can do to support bird wildlife here https://www.rspb.org.uk

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