Wren

Wren
A tidy wren, tiny apron on,
spot-checks the garden.

Not a speck –
she’s gone.
Richard Price

From The Thing that Mattered Most: Scottish poems for children edited by Julie Johnstone (SPL/B&W, 2006)

Reproduced by permission of the author.
Richard Price

Richard Price is increasingly recognized as one of the more important voices of his generation, a poet who moves comfortably between the lyrical and the avant-garde. His collection Lucky Day was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize, and he was an influential figure in a literary movement which he named: Informationist poetry. In addition to his award-winning poetry, he has collaborated with sculptors, digital artists, and musicians.

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