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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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The Sun has Long Been Set

The sun has long been set, The stars are out by twos and threes, The little birds are piping yet Among the bushes and trees; There’s a cuckoo, and one or two thrushes, And a far-off wind that rushes, And a sound of water that gushes, And the cuckoo’s sovereign cry Fills all the hollow of the sky. Who would go parading In London, and masquerading On such a night of June With that beautiful soft half-moon, And all these innocent blisses? On such a night as this is!

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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