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A Bluebell

Jon Silkin is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is co-editor with his wife of Strand, a literary quarterly. This poem is from Selected Poems which draws on his nine collections of verse, beginning with The Peaceable Kingdom (1954), but does not include anything from his most recent collection The Lens-Breakers (1992). He has been awarded the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1966 for Nature With Man.

This is the second of a series of poems on the theme of flowers featured in The Daily Poem this week.