Nature Poems

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Ah Nature, ever the poet’s go-to when blocked. Here are some of my attempts to catelogue each red tooth and fearful symmetry.

        Poems about Birds:

Aves Republica

Aves Unblazoned

Barrow Bird

Carol of the Robins

Corvus niger

Counting Magpies

An Estate of Builder-Birds

Estuary

A Halcyon Vision


How the Curlew got its Curl

Look to your Lesser Linen

Love Birds

A Malady of Arms

Mockingbirds

Peggy Picas

Plenty to Crow About

Ravencross

Summer Begins at Midsummer

Swan Song

These are the Beasts upon the Earth

Thunder Thrush

Urban Selection

Wet Rain & Dry Rain

        Poems about the Countryside:

Brownfield

Dig

Dune

Endless Rolling Fields

Estuary

Everything from Shells

The Fork in the Road

Foxing Day

Fruits of the Verge

A Glut of Collectives Nouns

Groves & Thickets

Harvest Song

Harvest Traffic

The Horticultrix

Musings on the Nature of Hadrian’s Wall

Stonesand

The Tillers of the Ground

Traps

        Poems about Dinosaurs & Reptiles (& Fossils):

Adders & Ladders

Ammonites & Moabites

Anti-Venom

Book-Nosed Lukas

Dino-Golf

Dürer’s-Rhino Syndrome

Everything from Shells

Jurassic Lark

London Pebble

Naming the Serpents

The Pillars of the Earth

Sleeping with the Armoured Fishes

Tellurians

Traps

        Poems about Evolution:

All Life Is Here

And Saw That It Was Good


Armour

The Blacktop Jungle

Cold Fish

Evolution Chant

Do Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Silk ?

The Green & The Red

Life in the Colonies

Radio

There is no Plan A

        Poems about Fishes & Other Sealife:

Ammonites & Moabites

Asterisks

Beside the Seaside

The Benthonaut

The Blobfish

Cold Fish

Cocky & Fishy

Estuary

Fish & Physics

Jellyfishes

Life in the Colonies

R-Type

Rockflower

Sonnet of the Portuguese


Swimming Head

        Poems about Human Biology:

A-wub-duh-dree-furr

Anatamour

The Bug

Carriers

Darker Later

Glabrous Glands

God Bless You !

The Golden Future

Hairshirts

Human Nature of the Beast

Intwinned & Intwined


Lockdown Locks

Microbiota

Mine For Life


No Laughing Matter

Ode to Laze

Pens Down

A Poet to His Surgeon

Psycho-Allergy

Rhino Dancing

The Rhythm of Life

Sleep of the Blessèd

Soul Lights

Starve the Addiction

Sweet Placebo

“Tell me more of this Earth thing called kissing”

Thy Name is Edom

Twinge Whinge

Unhappy Feet

The Valentine Virus

Virgin Birth

Watching You Idle

We Are Legion

        Poems about Insects:

The Ant-Days of Summer

Butterfly Bushwacked

Butyrumusca Getii

Exoskeletons

Flinders

Flymènco

Harlequins

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

Kosher Insecta

Mayfly Days

Monomorphic Adolescence

Munch Munch

Oak Apple Day

One Spot, Two Spot

The Pessimist’s Camera

Song of the Straight-Wings

Summer Guest

Telling the Bees

Unsigned

        Poems about other Invertebrates:

Ammonites & Moabites

Asterisks

The Benthonaut

Cornucopia

Hundredfoots

Isopod Nod

Jellyfishes

A Landrace of Snails


Life in the Colonies

London Pebble

Nothing with a Face

The Pillars of the Earth

Pond Life

See, Elegance !

Slow Poke

Sonnet for the Portuguese

Wiggle Wiggle

        Poems about Mammals:

Attacat

Balaam’s Asses

The Barons of the Jungle

A Cat in Hell’s Chance

Cattle Prattle

The Change

Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office

Cornucopia

Damnatio ad Bestias

Felis schroedingi

Foxing Day

Infestations & Negotiations

Longhold Tenancy

Mongeese

Sheep Mayn’t Safely Graze

Weasel Words

Where the Hounds Lie Low

        Poems about Microbes:

The Blacktop Jungle

Everything from Shells

Four Thousand Million Years in the Making

Infestations & Negotiations

Lost Couplets from The Auguries of Innocence

Microbiota

Retro Virus

The Valentine Virus

Z. apocalypsus

        Poems about Plants:

Balding Trees

Bashful Bulbs

Blackfingers

Brackicide

Brownfield

Butterfly Bushwhacked

Cherry-Picking

Cyclamens

The Dandelion International

An English Country Garden

Euphoric Euphorbia

Gordianwort

Hallmark Horticulture

The Hand Not Bitten

The Horticultrix


Kalanchoe

Know your Onions

Last in Flower

Lightweight Bulbs

Lilies of the Shallows

Mistlemass

Moveable Feast

Nicholmas Daisies

Nothofagus antactica

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Oak Apple Day

One Plant’s Meat is Another Man’s Garden

Ophelia’s Pharmacy

The Other June

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Pollarding

The Practical Gardener

Rhubarb Mutterings

The Root of All Evil

Schrödinger’s Cactus

Scorpion Grass

The Sisters McBloom

A Small Tragedy

Spring Pruning

Suburban Spruces

Summer Begins at Midsummer

Sun Serfs

Trees in Threes

Trumpet Solo

Tumbleweed

Wearing White for Eastertide

Weedfingers

        Poems about Spiders:

Arachnophilia

Arachubiquita

Daddy Longlegs

Epeira

I Spied a Spider

Moult Litter

Poisonhead

Spiders, Incidentally

        Poems about the Weather & the Seasons:

April Smarts

Autumn Layers

Charge

Day of the Dead

Downpour

Easter Rising


An Estate of Builder-Birds

The First Bounce of Spring

The 1st Day of Autumn

Forever Autumn

Furtive Fog

Gods’ Breath

Heavy Weather

The Horticultrix

How the Curlew got its Curl

Inbetween-Rain

Just January

Last in Flower

Lift Thou Up Thy Rod

The Longest Day of the Year

The Name of the Wind


Nicholmas Daisies

Oak Apple Day

Open Season

Purple in May

Revolution of the Seasons

Season’s Fleetings

Snow Angels

Snowfall in London

Song of Summer

Sparkle in the Rain

Sprung

Storm Warning

Summer Begins at Midsummer

’Tain’t the Season

Three Songs for May


Twenty-Eight Alone

Warm-Water Waves

Wearing White for Eastertide

Wet Rain & Dry Rain


A Year without a Summer