Poems celebrating the relationship between sheep and humans

Poems celebrating the relationship between sheep and humans

Published on Thursday 2 November 2017

This is our second volume of sheep poems. This follow-up title focuses on the quiet joys of the shepherding year, celebrating the deep relationship that has developed between sheep and humans over the centuries.

There are poems about imaginary sheep and the legendary Bo-Peep, as well as new lambs and stoic sheep contending with winter weather. There’s even one in which the company of a stolen sheep on a hillside offers a moment of respite from the world’s hubbub.

The selection is introduced by shepherdess and textile designer Alison O’Neill who lives on a hill top farm in Cumbria, where she tends her flock of native Herdwicks, Swaledales and Rough Fells to whom she is
“…eternally grateful for all they have provided”.

  • Poems celebrating the relationship between sheep and humans

    Poems celebrating the relationship between sheep and humans

    Published on Thursday 2 November 2017

    This is our second volume of sheep poems. This follow-up title focuses on the quiet joys of the shepherding year, celebrating the deep relationship that has developed between sheep and humans over the centuries. There are poems about imaginary sheep and the legendary Bo-Peep, as well as new lambs and stoic sheep contending with winter […]

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  • Poems about siblings to make you think, laugh and cry

    Poems about siblings to make you think, laugh and cry

    Published on Monday 30 October 2017

    These two latest titles add to our growing list of pamphlets celebrating family relationships. Ten Poems about Brothers and Ten Poems about Sisters capture the joys and intimacies of sibling bonds – from the games and secrets of early childhood to the separate journeys of later life. We meet teenage brothers who are so alike […]

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  • Poetry for young and old to make you laugh, and warm the heart

    Poetry for young and old to make you laugh, and warm the heart

    Published on Thursday 19 October 2017

    The two latest titles in our magical ‘Christmas Collection’ are Christmas Stocking: Five Festive Poems for Children and Fourteen Festive Sonnets. Each is a beautiful object in its own right with a gorgeous cover that will add sparkle and fun to every celebration. Each of the poems in Fourteen Festive Sonnets is an exquisite gift […]

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