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I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree

A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year

The most ambitious poetry collection for children ever published

From Nosy Crow in collaboration with the National Trust

Waterstones Childrens Gift of the Year

"A breath-taking compendium of words and pictures that beg to be read and cherished."

— Waterstones

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DAFFODILS

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The waves beside them danced, but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought. For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth

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I Am The Seed Poetry Competition Entries

I Am The Seed Nature Poetry Competition: Winners Announced!

We're so excited to announce the winners of the I Am the Seed Nature Poetry Competition! I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon and collected by Fiona Waters, is a beautifully illustrated collection of 366 nature poems, one for every day of the year. To celebrate this epic poetry book, we invited budding poets aged 7-11 across the nation to write a poem inspired by the natural world.

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