Litfest National Poetry Day Environment Mosaic

All the poems in the Litfest ‘Environment’ Poetry Mosaic respond to the 2022 National Poetry Day theme of ‘Environment’, and were submitted by members of the public and schoolchildren from the Lancaster area.

In the days leading up to National Poetry Day, poet Clare Shaw curated a selection of outstanding poems from Litfest ‘Environment’ Poetry Mosaic,  which were read at a special National Poetry Day showcase event.  You can watch the event on Crowdcast here.

Huge congratulations to our winning poets: Jane Burn, Dillon Jaxx, Cora Greenhill, Antony Christie, Roger Allen, Bryony Rogers, Rae Davey, Joe Williams, Ian Seed, Kathleen Jones, Elizabeth Gibson and Karen Lloyd, as well as all the short-listed poets!

And congratulations must also go to the winners of our schools competition: Lauren Davenport (LGGS), Beatrix Dudek (LGGS) and Justine Wilson (Ripley St Thomas).

You can either click on the links in the image to browse the poems, including winning poems, or search in the list below the mosaic. If you’re on mobile or a smaller laptop, you may need to click and drag the mosaic to see all of its tiles.

 


 

First NameLast NamePoem Title
EmilyA, Year 7 LGGSThem
AishaA, Year 7 LGGSLitfest Poem
LilyA, Year 8 LGGSEnvironment Poem
CasieA, Year 8 LGGSA picturesque view
RogerAllenIssues
IzzyB, Year 7 LGGSMy poem
VioletB, Year 9 Ripley St Thomas
The Run away land
MojisolaBakareENCASED IN THIS SPACE
GavinBirchallNaught point naught one
AllanBoltonAt Net Zero
JaneBurnWhen it is time, I hope
JaneBurnThe Tree that Stayed
JaneBurnThe Hare that Ran
ClaireBurnettTavistock Square Gardens 2020
ClaireBurnettFoulshaw Moss 2022
ClaireBurnettalternate realities
BessC, Year 7 LGGSThere is a planet
OliviaC, Year 7 LGGSReduce, Re use, Recycle
SylvieC, Year 7 LGGSEnvironment Worries
ValentinaC, Year 8 LGGSTheir Home
LolaC, Year 8 LGGSOnline Environment
UditaC, Year 8 LGGSEnvironment Poem
ChloeC, Year 9 LGGSEnvironment Poem
DavidCanningThe Weekend House
DavidCanningDriving Home
DavidCanningA Progress Through the Mountains, 2015
AnitaChamberlainTrees
AngelaCheveauRUINED
AngelaCheveauLIVERPOOL
AngelaCheveauGRASMERE
AntonyChristieTHE WIDOW’S HERBS (Mary Robson of Low Field, NE of Harelaws, d. circa December 1868)
AntonyChristieTHE METALWORKERS (who lived, worked, died and were buried about 5,000 years ago in what was later the in by, between Harelaws and Kirkside Wood)
AntonyChristie1. HARELAWS (on the higher ridge, between field and fell, abandoned around 1885)
JenniferCopleyThree Houses of Women
RowlandCrowlandPity the Lune
RowlandCrowlandOystercatchers
RowlandCrowlandIn Trees
ChrisCulshawWeddings
BeatrixD, Year 7 LGGSTHE SEASONS
VerityD, Year 7 LGGSThe Castle on The Hill
JasmineD, Year 7 LGGSI am Earth
Bethea Rose D, Year 7 LGGSEnvironment Poem
LauraD, Year 9 LGGSStargazing
DaisyD, Year 9 LGGSAlone stands the Earth 
RaeDaveyEnvironmental Health Officer
MelissaDaviesLandscape Sketches
KellyDavisRisk assessment
KellyDavisIn between place
KellyDavisEarth's heart bone laid bare' After ‘Bridestones’ by Ted Hughes
WendyDavisonRain Fed
BrianDuffieldVygotsky sees Icelandic snow
BrianDuffieldukrainian skyline of never
PaulFisherSky / seagull
PaulFisherLine upon line
PaulFisherLevelling Up
VivienFoulkes-JamesListen
AnwenG, Year 7 LGGSMy World
HanyingG, Year 7 LGGSIs Mother Earth happy?
ElinorG, Year 8 LGGSThe rainforest
BellaG, Year 8 LGGSEnvironment Poem
ElizabethGibsonSap
ElizabethGibsonLavender
ElizabethGibsonA kind of peace
DonnaGowlandPetrichor
DonnaGowlandEvery snowflake is lonely
DonnaGowlandClimate Change
AnnGrantVirtually touching
AnnGrantThe days I meet Bruce Lee
KittyGreenbrownSentiments on Rye A Recipe
KittyGreenbrownOn a Small Island on the River Derwent
KittyGreenbrownBy the Wind Sailors also known as sea rafts, purple sails, little sails or simply Vellela
CoraGreenhillSour Meadow Blues
CoraGreenhillNature Cure
CoraGreenhillIn Hirst Woods
BenjaminGuilfoyleThis is my forest
ElizabethH, Year 7 LGGSThe countryside...
CaitlinH, Year 7 LGGSMy environment poem
ImogenH, Year 7 LGGSFind the Solution
ImogenH, Year 7 LGGSA Message
WilliamH, Year 7 Ripley St Thomas
Trees
EvaH, Year 7 Ripley St Thomas
Once Upon a Time
RubyH, Year 8 LGGSLancaster Library
RebeccaH, Year 8 LGGSEnvironment Poem
WendyHaslamWaste
WendyHaslamTipping Point
WendyHaslamThe Carpenter's Bench
StevenHeyesA Conversation With Myself
JohnHindleThe Dying of the Year
JohnHindleFreedom
JohnHindleAlone
MaryHodgesTo Travel Hopelessly
MaryHodgesWindow
MaryHodgesPathway to Paradise
JonathanHumbleMasterclass in a Shed
JonathanHumbleFireweed
JonathanHumbleElegy For A Peevish Bee
FreyaJ P, Year 8 LGGSWhat a shame
RoseJ, Year 7 LGGSMorecambe on a winter's day
JuliaJ, Year 7 LGGSFirst
LivJ, Year 7 LGGSEnvironment Poem
DillonJaxxwriting a poem about sharks
KathleenJonesRemembering the trees
KathleenJonesHope is not a Strategy
KathleenJonesAbsence
CatherineK, Year 11 Ripley St Thomas
The River
SueKeenanRum kissed
TeodoraL, Year 7 LGGSDanger to our planet!
MarleyL, Year 7 LGGSChanges
GemmaL, Year 8 LGGSThe environment
AmeliaL, Year 9 Ripley St Thomas
Oceans and Beaches
KarenLloydThis River
KarenLockneyFodder Beet
KarenLockneyCommon Pipistrelle
MelodyLumbAnd I with Them
JessicaLyon-WallMy body
JessicaLyon-WallHarm
JessicaLyon-WallAn unkindness of people
IslaM H, Year 7 LGGSEarth's Beauty
AnneM, Year 7 LGGSThe Hazardous Tsunami
ZahraM, Year 7 LGGSEnvironment Poem
LilyM, Year 7 Ripley St Thomas
We must change
SophieM, Year 8 LGGSSorry
AnshiM, Year 8 LGGSEnvironment Poem
CatherineMarinaIn an Intemperate Climate Rocks become Light
AlanMarsdenThe Bay
JohnMortonThe Planet Meet
MillieO'C, Year 8 LGGSMy environment poem
SusanOsborneOde to Pendle
SusanOsborneElsie's Caff
RuthOsmanThe Centre
RuthOsmanMidnight Hour
RuthOsmanExodus
SophieP, Year 10 Ripley St Thomas
EARTH TODAY
AnthonyPadgettAdam Decay
JuliaPattenVIEW FROM THE LANE
JuliaPattenSCENARIO 1: NUCLEAR POWER SCENARIO 2: WIND POWER
JuliaPattenPLASTIC BOTTLE SCOURGE
SoniaPhillipsConker
LeilaPlattGurnal Dubs
VioletQ, Year 7 LGGSThe rising sun
CaitlinR, Year 7 LGGSThe Environment
HeloiseR, Year 7 LGGSOur Planet
GouriR, Year 7 LGGSOur Environment
DorsaR, Year 7 LGGSMother Nature
JoReganDog Daze
AlisonRileyA Good Year for Painted Ladies
NatalieRobinsonThe internal and external environment
BryonyRogersTo the sea
BryonyRogersIn the Cemetery
BryonyRogersHere in my hand
KateS, Year 7 LGGSInto the future
MayS, Year 7 LGGSEnvironment
WeronikaS, Year 9 LGGSAsh
EmilS, Year 9 Ripley St Thomas
Hereafter
BeanSawyerThe Singing Stones
BeanSawyerFor My Belle
BeanSawyerDeep in the Valley of Lost Things
JohnScottThis Summer
IanSeedStill Life
IanSeedIn the Empty House
IanSeedDocumentary
StuartSinnottSoul Searching
StuartSinnottMental health
StuartSinnottKnow Your Worth
AlanSmithThe Great Oak Sherwood Forest
AlanSmithAS ONE We Walk This Earth Together
LornaSmithersThis Mossland Will Conquer
DerekSpoonerLutra Lutra at Leighton Moss
PeterStottIf Land were Sea
LauraStricklandShut up, the wrestling's on
MaryamT, Year 7 LGGSMake a change
LucyT, Year 9 LGGSEnvironment Poem
JuliaT, Year 10 Ripley St Thomas
Questions on Environment
JulesTelfordThe Italian Chapel Orkney
JulesTelfordLiving in circular harmony
JustineW, Ripley St Thomas
See Life, Sea Life
EstrellaW, Year 8 LGGSTHE WORLD IS A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL PLACE A REVERSE POEM
DaveWakelyThe Teardrop Lakes
StevenWalingHomeless Jesus 3: Jesus Scents the Burning Moors
JamesWalmsleyThe Mountain
JamesWalmsleyRibble Valley
JamesWalmsleyAll The Saints
ClaireWatertonMy Swift COVID
PatrickWhiteCrud
PatrickWhiteBuried
CharlesWhiteheadSpace to Create, Carlisle 9/22
CharlesWhitehead Micro Gardens, Morecambe 9/22
JoeWilliamsUrban Pedestrian
DebraWilliamsThe Anthropocene's Picnic Pier Head, Liverpool
JoeWilliamsAt the Bottom of Kielder Water
JoeWilliamsAllegro on the Overpass
EmilyY, Year 8 LGGSEnvironment Poem