Valerie Bloom

writer and performance poet

Squirrel in winter

After a brief summer pause #poemoftheweek is back ūüôā Another animal poem from Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings this time, about someone who seems to be missing something…

(The cute little creature included in this post’s featured image was snapped in Berlin by¬†Atakan Narman; image gratefully retrieved from¬†unsplash.com.)

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Last Night I Saw A Hedgehog

It’s time for #poemoftheweek! We’re going back to Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings today for another animal poem, this time about a hedgehog.

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Refuelling

The newest #poemoftheweek is read by Valerie herself. Before you listen, can you tell what the fruit in the featured image is?

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I Don’t Think Sheep Like Me

We have a young guest appearing in the latest #poemoftheweek; Valerie’s grandson joins in the reading of this one from Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings. Featured image by¬†Sam Carter¬†on¬†Unsplash.

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The Wild Geese

Today’s #poemoftheweek is another one from Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings. Why are the geese on the move? Listen to find out! The featured image is again from the book’s illustrations by Matt Robertson.

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The Lion Lay Still in the Zoo

The latest #poemoftheweek is from Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings, a collection of animal poems. This one is a lovely poem to read aloud – you can almost picture the lion’s dreams as you read or listen. Featured image from the book’s colourful illustrations by Matt Robertson.

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