National Trust - Nature Poems: Treasured classics and new favourites

Paperback

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.

RRP: £9.99

ISBN

978-0-00-859602-6

Publication Date

13-04-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

160 pages

Dimensions

133x184mm

Product Description

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.

Author

Deborah Alma and National Trust Books

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.