#NationalPoetryDay – Bog poetry

Blawhorn Moss NNR and Flanders Moss NNR

It is National Poetry Day (more info. here). So here is some bog poetry.

First up a beautiful poem that does a far better job of describing the colours of a moss than I ever did here.

I am a child of the bog,

I am Sphagnum,

Red as cock’s comb,

Yellow as a jester’s bells,

Orange as a carnival,

Green as a dragon’s eye,

I drink the dew

From a thousand secret wells,

My coat of many colours is a sponge,

Where rainbows tiptoe at dawn, to dip and plunge.

And I have no hesitation to repost a couple of poems about Flanders Moss by two fine, locals poets Charlie Gracie and Chris Powici. Why not take a moment to immerse yourself in the beautiful peat words. Enjoy.

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