Poems

Freedom Films

National Poetry Day is delighted to have CLPE as a partner. Poetry is at the heart of everything CLPE do, from Poetryline to the CLiPPA (poetry award), recently awarded to Kate Wakeling for her collection Moon Juice.

Now here are 7 new poems on the National Poetry Day theme of Freedom, written and performed by a star line up of poets specially for National Poetry Day and filmed by CLPE.

Read the poems and watch the performances now for more poetry inspiration.

Reward and Punishment by Roger McGough

Roger McGough Credit to Colin Clarke

The Tall Ships by Valerie Bloom

Poetry and the Dragon by A F Harrold

Freedom poem by National Poetry Day ambassador Michaela Morgan

between the Dog and the WoLF (after Aesop) by James Carter

In Wellies by Sarah Crossan

The Instructions by Kate Wakeling


(and download Kate’s Freedom lesson plan too)