Posted in Freedom Poem, National Poetry Day 2017

National Poetry Day Freedom Poem by Liz Brownlee


Snow Petrels


On skies and seas

veiled white with light,

snow petrels weave

and wheel in flight,


they glide and skim

from high to low,

a falling flock

of feathered snow.


In courtship chases

pair by pair

they braid their paths

of freezing air,


birds of Antarctic


the cliffs, the sea,

the snow, the ice.


© Liz Brownlee 2012

(From Animal Magic, IRON Press)


Poet and owner of Lola the alert dog. Author of Animal Magic, poems and scientific facts about wildlife. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals, and organise poetry events.

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