Some of the poems in the children’s collection have been inspired by the work of Valerie Bloom.
Do you enjoy the breeze?
And do you like the bees?
For a small flower just like you
Fields that you live in split in two
Or even parks
Do you ever feel afraid of the dark
I’m never in the dark I keep it away
Love is the key so I never feel grey
Light as bright as the sky
Angels watching above your head
Knite flying across the sky,
Eggs rolling across the floor.
A Guessing Poem
Tall and bright yellow,
Reaching stretching and growing,
Basking in the sun.
Lots of fresh water like drinking from a waterfall.
An amazing stream with a small waterfall.
Keeping treasure beneath me.
Enjoying the beautiful sun.
I Asked the Willow Tree
‘Why do you cry?’ I asked the willow tree,
‘I don’t like to see you sad.’
‘I cry,’ the willow tree said, ‘because
I am alone in this big countryside.’
‘Why do you have no leaves?’ I asked the willow tree.
‘Because’ the willow tree smiled,
‘Because autumn is coming and I have to be ready for the winter.’
A Guessing Poem
Stands tall in the wind
A fluffy head
A thin body
Why do you grow so big?
Is it because you can relax so high
Laying there in the sky
Lying in the grass below
Optimistically the people watch you grow
Why not discover what’s down below?
There could be something good but you don’t know
Rearing for the young birds in their nest
Everything is good to go
Even though you are unsure we love to watch you grow
Dancing in the breeze
Air into the petals breezing past
Feasting on bees
Funny yellow flower dancing in the strong breeze
Open yellow thing in the distance you will see
Dancing in the strong wind at some point you will see
I’m a flower dancing in the strong breeze you will find me in a field next to lots of flowers like a cow
Learning other people getting to know other people what am I?
Blue like the sea
Like a cup for a mouse
Under the dark oak trees
Eating water under the trees
Beds for bees
Eating the roasting hot sun
Like a berry blue
Laughing under the sun
Sat with its blue friends
A Guessing Poem
Blur reaching at the sun,
Tiny as a kitten’s paw,
A twisting treasure,
Never stopping to shut the door.
Dancing and swaying in the air
A little dandelion with grey hair
Night time comes say goodbye to the sun
Day time rises a new day begun
Energetic little fly flew on top of her head
Lazy fly made herself in bed
In the morning the wind began to blow
“Ouch!” she cried and then said, “oh no!”
Now her seeds are spreading, making new homes
Scattering away from a cat,
Quickly climbing up the tree,
Unbelievable to climb that fast,
Irritating all the dogs,
Rushing to collect the nuts,
Raindrops make you hide away,
Eagerly dancing for the rest of the day,
Loving to tease all the rats.
Dancing in the wind and welcoming the spring
As slender as a model proud of their mane of petals
Fanfare of golden trumpets playing together
Flowers in a group like they are partying at a festival
On sunny days they are happy watching the winter disappear
Dreaming they will get a visit from the bees soon
Individually very small but all together a sea of bright yellow
Luminous like the warm sun
Summer comes they began to crumble but they will be back next year