Ten Poems about Robins

Ten Poems about Robins

Published on Tuesday 23 October 2018

What is it about robins that makes them so easy to love? Is it the jaunty red breast? Or the fact that they have been known to build their nests in kettles, boots, coat pockets and even under car bonnets – places that seem to suggest a wish to be close to our human world? Perhaps it’s because they appear to want to keep us company by perching close by while we’re gardening or flitting alongside us when we’re out on a walk.

Hamish Whyte’s delightful selection comes with a limited edition poem postcard and explores the countless ways in which these endearing and cheerful birds brighten our lives. These are poems that will charm and delight throughout the year – just like the robin’s beautiful song, which can be heard even in the darkest days of winter.

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