Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Wildlife Poetry reading



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig and Chris Craig at poetry recital
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig



On Saturday 14th February 2015, we went to our local pub, The Ring O Bells in Compton Martin for a 10 am poetry recital.  Mum's  friend Ita O'Donnell sometimes helps me with poetry writing as it's her big thing (after playing the guitar and Irish folk singing). As we had to rush off to catch our flight to Bangladesh, we only had an hour.  

I read three wildlife poems that I had chosen to read to the gathered group. Most of my poems are about wildlife and nature. I love writing poetry especially on these, my favourite topics, as it really makes you imagine and remember what you have seen, picturing the scene you are going to describe and putting it into verse.



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig and Ita O'Donnell at poetry recital
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig



The first poem I read was Winter Wonderland, a poem I wrote for the AFON winter competition 2014. I posted it on my blog in January 2015. Here is the video of my performance:



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at poetry recital
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig




Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig reading the poem "Winter Wonderland"
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig




Chris Craig listening to Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at poetry recital
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig


I then read my most recent poem, which I enjoy reading a lot.  This is the video of my recital:



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig reading an un-named poem
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig




Lucy Helmsley listening to Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at poetry recital
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig


The last poem I recited was called "I The Night" which I wrote when I was 8 or 9.  I wrote it for an RSPB poetry competition but ended up not entering it.  After all this time, it is still one of my favourite poems that I've written. Here's the video (I think Mum drops her phone near the end!):



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig reading the poem "I The Night" 
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig


This year I entered this poem into the Mid Somerset Festival and won a merit for it, even with them thinking I was 12 when I write it and not 8 years old.

It was great to read my poems, hear others read theirs and hear TS Elliot reading a few of his poems.  Very inspiring....so I'm sure I'll post more of my poetry over the year.



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig and Ita O'Donnell at poetry recital
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig listening to TS Elliot reading a poem
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig





Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig and Ita O'Donnell at poetry recital
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig




About the writer



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig




Mya-Rose Craig is a 12 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker.    She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world.  She has recently been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people.  Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter



















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