Wild poetry at Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend
His creative writing skills shone through at the Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend. Alongside tree planting and capercaillie crafts in Carrbridge Village Hall he put pencil to paper to write an acrostic poem.
The activity was led by the Park’s Writer in Residence, Merryn Glover. Her project “Shared Stories: A Year in the Cairngorms” is encouraging people to tell their stories about life in the landscape and alongside wildlife.
An acrostic poem involves writing one word or more next to each letter in a separate word written vertically. James, aged 9, chose the word PINE ….
Pine cones falling from trees
In the rain going pit pat pit pat
Now the capercaillie shows off
Eagles dancing on cliffs
Anything that involves being in a pinewood with capercaillie, followed by dancing eagles on a cliff gets our vote. Well done James!
Next stop … an acrostic poem with the word CAPERCAILLIE?