Nature Trail Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

Nature Trail

Rating: 3.6

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.

Susan Williams 13 October 2015

worms turning the earth over As ladybirds fly by, - -he teems with lines like that, that fill you with a simple love of life as well as an awareness that nature and man eat each other

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Ijanric Howe 30 July 2009

I read this poem to my nature-loving gran, and (needless to say) she loved it, too.

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Brian Skyers 11 October 2012

I really enjoyed reading this poem. Nice flow that's so easy on the brain.

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Shruti Modi 09 October 2008

its a very beautiful poem....its lovely...

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Lovely, lively. Top score

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Bri Edwards 15 January 2023

I especially enjoyed this because I'm a Nature-lover and fan of good rhyming. 5 stars. bri ;)

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Bri Edwards 15 January 2023

See Kim Barney's response to my earlier comment. YES I knew 'nick' (in British slang = steal, and I knew it PROBABLY wasn't a typo for 'lick'.

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Kim Barney 05 January 2022

Very pleasant reading, with some nice rhymes.

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Bri Edwards 05 January 2022

'nick my nuts' OCHY, I say! ! ! bri ;)

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Kim Barney 05 January 2022

You mean 'OUCH', don't you, Bri? Ha ha ha! By 'nick' he meant 'steal', but you knew that!

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