Tyger Tyger Issue 5 – July 2023
Welcome to the fifth issue of Tyger Tyger Magazine, the Outdoors edition!
These twelve green-and-blue-hearted poems plunge us into twelve vivid outdoor worlds. Pick up an ordinary pebble and discover its history and power. Lie back, gaze up and dream as the clouds shift above you. Enjoy the company of a delightful dog as you search for treasure on the beach, then wonder at the brightly coloured mystery object in the city square. Meet a pond with surprising skills and methods of persuasion. Explore the night-time world, where everything is just that little bit stranger and more magical, then hear what Spring has to say – it’s absolutely spot on! Cheer as an inhaler saves playtime, then witness the glorious life cycle of an apple tree. Dip your hands into a rock pool filled with riches, then spot and celebrate the natural beauty to be found in the city. Finally, blow on a dandelion clock and watch those seeds dance…
Each poem is available as a free poem-poster to download, print and display, and there are free teaching resources around ‘A Dreamy Afternoon on the Common’, ‘The Pond’ and ‘What Spring Says’.
Discover the extraordinary powers of an ordinary pebble.
A shapeshifting poem that celebrates daydreaming and imagination.
Find treasure on the beach with Scrump the dog.
A surprising, slantwise look at the astonishing complexity of a flower.
Pond personification, with a twist…
A deeply magical encounter with a wild nocturnal creature…
A joyful poem about joyful Spring.
A vivid poem about asthma and playing outdoors.
An exuberant and lyrical celebration of the life cycle of an apple tree.
Immerse yourself in the sensory beauty of a rock pool.
Find nature thriving in the city, climbing, swooping and drifting around us.
Find great beauty in the smallest actions and a flower which some might call a weed.
All of the poems in issue 5 are also available as free poem-posters to download, print and display. There are also free, downloadable teaching resources around the poems ‘A Dreamy Afternoon on the Common’ by Rhiannon Oliver, ‘The Pond’ by Hugh Dunkerley, and ‘What...