Can a blade of grass be a poem?

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Today is the anniversary of the death of Philip Larkin but rather than choosing one of his poems for our Poetree Calendar this morning, my girls will instead be uncovering A Blade of Grass by Brian Patten (which you can read here). I found this poem in in Selected Poems by Brian Patten but we’ll also be re-reading Patten’s Gargling with Jelly, an absolute must-have on a family bookshelf.

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