As always it was good to see friends, and fellow bloggers, join in last Thursday’s National Poetry Day.
Here, in no particular order, are the ones I read with a wide-ranging selection of self-penned, or quoted, poems about Heroes and Heroines.
I was pleased to see that Daffy, always a keen participant, managed to support the event with this very personal poem.
Veg Plotting choose some lyrics rather than a conventional poem for a rather interesting take on the day.
Blog.co.uk has it’s fair share of poets as I came across these three terrific entries. La Spice’s welcome contribution was Unsung heroes, Jenray’s Ghosts is a powerful thought-provoking poem and Banana did the rather more unusual Heroes/Heroines.
Nikki’s God’s doors was a most welcome, and thoughtful entry.
I wish that I could have included one more that I read but it was a for friends only post. The friend who wrote it has been seriously ill and recently had a major operation, which I’m glad to see appears to have been completely successful. The poem is about her surgeon who she understandably considers to her personal hero.
My thanks to you all for your heroic contributions and I look forward to seeing you again next year!
If I’ve missed anyone then do please let me know by commenting here and I’ll happily edit the post to include you.
As a footnote over on Allotments 4 All I asked if anyone had any gardening heroes and heroines! The responses included a blackbird and robin, Geoff Hamilton, grandad and Bill and Ben (the Flower Pot Men)!