Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

Nature Trail - Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

At the bottom of my garden
There's a hedgehog and a frog
And a lot of creepy-crawlies
Living underneath a log,
There's a baby daddy long legs
And an easy-going snail
And a family of woodlice,
All are on my nature trail.

There are caterpillars waiting
For their time to come to fly,
There are worms turning the earth over
As ladybirds fly by,
Birds will visit, cats will visit
But they always chose their time
And I've even seen a fox visit
This wild garden of mine.

Squirrels come to nick my nuts
And busy bees come buzzing
And when the night time comes
Sometimes some dragonflies come humming,
My garden mice are very shy
And I've seen bats that growl
And in my garden I have seen
A very wise old owl.

My garden is a lively place
There's always something happening,
There's this constant search for food
And then there's all that flowering,
When you have a garden
You will never be alone
And I believe we all deserve
A garden of our own.


Comments about Nature Trail by Benjamin Zephaniah

  • (6/6/2018 7:33:00 AM)


    The poem is very good (Report) Reply

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  • (6/1/2018 9:13:00 AM)


    : nick my nuts 10/10 best poem of the century. But seriously good poem 11/14.5 (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2018 7:28:00 PM)


    Thats thought of nature (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2018 2:51:00 AM)


    Excellent poem. This is the true nature. We must realise that we are also a part of the nature. (Report) Reply

  • Carl Roussell (5/9/2018 10:29:00 PM)


    There seems to be a child like innocence and wonderment to this poem. Really good writing. A 10. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (5/9/2018 10:00:00 PM)


    I think I better pop outside and see what's going on in my garden. Apparently there are a lot of critters out there having a hoe-down. [sorry couldn't resist]. It's a simple poem but there is room for simple poetry in a normal human being's life. Especially given the daily news on television... (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2018 10:59:00 AM)


    Your poem reminded me of the Nature Trail in East Hampton..Everyone should appreciate Nature..Love your poem.One of my favorites.. a ten, too... (Report) Reply

  • Glen Kappy (5/9/2018 7:36:00 AM)


    To the last two lines in this poem, I’m convinced we need to stay in touch with nature. The biblical ideal is a vine and fig tree for every person. Thomas Jefferson’s, similarly, a plot of land for every person.-Glen (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (5/9/2018 7:10:00 AM)


    When you have a garden
    You will never be alone
    And I believe we all deserve
    A garden of our own........so true. I agree with this. A marvelous poem has been shared startlingly.
    (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (5/9/2018 4:23:00 AM)


    A beautifully crafted write. +++++10 (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/9/2018 4:02:00 AM)


    Such a wonderful poem by Benjamin Zephaniah👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (5/9/2018 3:50:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem, beautiful nature, beautiful creatures! (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (5/9/2018 3:24:00 AM)


    a wonderful poem of life at it's best beautifully observed Benjamin from I assume your own hidden nest? ..............well penned BZ (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2018 6:51:00 AM)


    I like this poem (Report) Reply

  • (4/5/2018 3:09:00 AM)


    What a fantastic garden you have.well described.enjoyed your poem.Alan (Report) Reply

  • (3/28/2018 12:57:00 PM)


    lollolololololololololololollololololol (Report) Reply

  • (3/15/2018 10:25:00 AM)


    I like this poem (Report) Reply

  • (1/26/2018 10:27:00 PM)


    Very nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • (1/4/2018 9:10:00 AM)


    When I first read the poem at the exam hall..I felt this bitter but today it feel sweet. (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2017 12:46:00 AM)


    this poem is very good and is best for 5th class (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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