Poetry Instead of a Card - Ten Poems about Sheep

Not for the faint-hearted, these poems highlight the harsh realities of the lives and deaths of sheep. They contrast starkly with the popular image of sheep as fluffy and sweet – rather, sheep become the starting-point for our own humanity, and the take-off point for some unexpected fantasies too. Contents: Christina Rossetti - 'The Lambs of Grasmere’, David Scott - ‘Flanking Sheep in Mosedale’, Ted Hughes - ‘February 17th’, ‘Sheep’, ‘Bringing in new couples’, Gillian Clarke - ‘A Difficult Birth, Easter 1998', Josephine Dickinson - ‘November’, Ruth Bidgood - ‘Sheep in the Hedge’, Jo Shapcott - ‘Lies’, ‘Love Song with a Flock of Sheep’.

  • Illustrated by Beth Krommes.  
  • Includes one poetry pamphlet, envelope and co-ordinating bookmark with space for your own personal message.
  • 10 pages.

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