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The Twilight Dragon

This is one of my favourite poems from Me and my Alien Friend.

It’s about a golden twilight, end of the day feeling…personified as a dragon!

I hope it has a subtle sense of happy loneliness…

It’s quite a favourite at my performances- I often play it late on in the performance after the bouncy all-join-in ones.

This version was recorded for The East Sussex Children’s book Award online celebration.

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Cat poem! My Walk To School Friends

I’ve just added lots of videos I’ve been making over Lockdown to my youtube channel. I made this film of ‘My Walk To School Friends’ for my local library service, as part of the online East Sussex Children’s Book Awards Ceremony. The poem is from my book Me and My Alien Friend.

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Waggiest Tails Launch: Films!

It was the launch of ‘The Waggiest Tails’ last Saturday. It’s a lovely book of poems written by dogs. Poets Brian Moses and Roger Stevens gave the dogs a helping hand in writing the poems and I illustrated. The launch took place at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare  and much fun was had by all- especially my dog Dixie as it was her birthday and she thought it was a big party for her.

I made some films of the performances. I adapted my song ‘What Would You Do if A Bear Was Chasing You’ for the occasion. I realised the names of dog breeds are often poetry in themselves…

Here’s Roger doing ‘Dancing Friends’ by Charlie The Chihuahua!

…and here’s Charlie doing his thing:

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Brian did Olive and Flo’s autobiographical poem ‘Security Dogs’, with a Cajon groove:

Olive and Flo  enjoyed the performance:

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