A National Trust Book, Nature Poems, shared by book fairies

“Oh, to be in England / Now that April’s there…”

Spring has SPRUNG and The Book Fairies have been sharing copies of Nature Poems by Deborah Alma to celebrate! Who will be lucky enough to spot a copy?

About the book:

More than 100 poems about Britain’s nature in a beautifully illustrated book.

Seven chapters touch on different aspects of the British countryside, including seasons, birds and wildlife, woods, water, moors and mountains. This carefully chosen collection will inspire you to explore nature through a poet’s eye – the perfect antidote to ‘times when the world is too much with us’, as Wordsworth so beautifully put it.

There are celebrated poems by the greats – Keats, Yeats, Tennyson, Robert Browning, Christina Rossetti, Philip Larkin, Sylvia Plath, John Masefield, Robert Burns, Dylan Thomas – as well as others by contemporary poets whose work you will want to seek out and explore further, including Carol Anne Duffy, Simon Armitage and Jean Sprackland. Where poems have links to National Trust sites, footnotes are included to explain the connections.

“Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.”

– William Shakespeare

About the Author:

The poems are selected by Deborah Alma, a nature poet herself and the proprietor of ‘The Poetry Pharmacy’ in Shropshire, where she prescribes perfect poems to suit people’s needs.

Happy finders!

We love hearing from happy finders of the books we leave behind. Here are some of the photographs and messages that we received today! If YOU have found a book, please post a pic on social media with #ibelieveinbookfairies or email us on bookfairyemail@gmail.com.

Get your hands on the book!

If you didn’t stumble upon one today, you can still get your hands on a copy! Nature Poems is available at all good bookshops (you can ask them to order you a copy!) and if you prefer to order online, you can still support indies if you order your copy of Nature Poems from Bookshop.org.

Would you like to join The Book Fairies?

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