Posted in A to Z Blog Challenge 2018

H is for Australian Children’s Poet and Blogger Jackie Hosking, #AtoZChallenge #ZtoA


Jackie Hosking

Jackie Hosking’s most favourite thing to do is write in rhyme and meter. Her second most favourite thing to do is walk amongst the Australian Bush. Her third most favourite thing to do is to combine the two. She also likes to copy other poets as she’s done in her picture book, The Croc and the Platypus, illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall. (Only available in Australia or New Zealand, I’m afraid!) If you read it very carefully you’ll likely hear echoes of Edward Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat. Jackie’s website is here.


Here is one of Jackie’s poems:




Here she comes

whisper the trees

boughs sway heavy

with gossiping leaves


Where will she go?

murmur the breezes


However, whenever

wherever she pleases


Here she comes

whispers the sea

droplets colliding

with gossipy glee


Where will she go?

murmurs the sand


However, whenever

wherever she can


Here she comes

whispers the river

gossip like ripples

disperse with a quiver


Where will she go?

murmur the reeds


However, whenever

wherever she needs.


© Jackie Hosking

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Award-Wining Children's Poet, Author, Wildlife and Climate enthusiast, NPD Ambassador, blogger and owner of Lola the retired alert dog and Paddy the alert dog in training. Books include CLiPPA shortlisted Being Me, Poems about Thoughts, Worries and Feelings, Editor of Shaping the World, Author of Be the Change, Apes to Zebras, The Same Inside, Reaching the Stars and Animal Magic. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals via Zoom and give lessons on writing poetry for children. @Lizpoet

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