Category Archives: Poetry

Monday #380

I ran out of time to finish my lock down library post which was meant to go up on Sunday, but that’s because I was writing chapter 9 of The Mystery of the Missing Agent with Stef, so I hope … Continue reading

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My twenty-sixth Noddy book: The second Big Noddy Book

Seeing as it’s Noddy’s 70th anniversary this month I thought I would look at the only Noddy book I have but haven’t yet reviewed. About the book The second Big Noddy Book, is as the name suggests, a large volume … Continue reading

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Remember, remember the fifth of November

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The gunpowder treason and plot. There is no reason Why the gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Blyton clearly agreed as she featured Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night several times in different books, stories and … Continue reading

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Autumn Reads

The days are starting to get a little shorter and colder now, after a glorious summer. Soon the leaves will be turning and falling, and it will be perfect curl-up-with-a-book season, so I thought I would put together a list … Continue reading

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When people search for Enid Blyton what are they looking for? (#3)

I have found so many funny/strange search terms I’ve had to do a second post. Though now I’m thinking about how those strange terms are now on the blog and we are even more likely to have people find us … Continue reading

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Blyton at Christmas 1920-1945

I have tried to do this in rough chronological order, but many dates given refer to when a story was published in a book. It will often be the case that it was in Enid Blyton’s Magazine or Sunny Stories … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Bonfires, Guys and Fireworks

It’s bonfire night, or Guy Fawkes’ night this week, so I thought I would put something together covering what Blyton wrote about the subject. SECRET SEVEN FIREWORKS This seems like an obvious first choice, given the title! While the main … Continue reading

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Real Fairies borrowed from Dundee Free Libraries

This is the gem of a book that I discovered in the secondary stock of my library. As I said in my previous post I truly didn’t expect the book to be the one I was thinking of. It would … Continue reading

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Child April – A poem by Enid Blyton

Today I’m bringing you a poem from Blyton’s Poetry Book. I hope you like it. Child April Oh, April is a fairy child, a fairy child is she, As wayward as the little winds a-blowing, For will she smile or … Continue reading

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A Frosty Morning – A poem by Enid Blyton

Here is a very seasonally accurate poem by the grand woman herself. A Frosty Morning When the sun hangs low in the eastern sky, Caught in the trees that shiver and shy, Red as the robin that flits nearby, Sing … Continue reading

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Apple Song – A poem by Enid Blyton

I’m bringing you a poem today about apples from The Enid Blyton Poetry Book. I decided on this poem over others because there are so many apples around at the moment, falling from wayside trees and leaving a plentiful bounty for … Continue reading

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A Song of July – A poem by Enid Blyton

To fill in the gap as we have no contributor today, I’ve chosen to bring you one of Blyton’s Poems called A Song of July. Softly the river goes swaying along, Dreamily singing its rippling song, Round by the mill, … Continue reading

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An Evening of June – A poem by Enid Blyton

Today I bring you another of Blyton’s poems from The Enid Blyton Poetry Book called An Evening of June, which is somewhat appropriate for we have just entered the month of June. I hope you enjoy it! Slowly the sun … Continue reading

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A Happy Easter – A poem by Enid Blyton

I’ve got a wonderful April and equally thrilling Easter Poem for you all today from The Enid Blyton Poetry Book. A happy Easter, birds and bees, A happy Easter, laughing trees, A  happy Easter, daffodils, Whose golden cups the sunshine … Continue reading

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The Blackbird is Singing – A poem by Enid Blyton

Something to cheer us up in the post Christmas and New Year slump. Here’s the New Year – now what will it bring? Apples in autumn, bluebells in spring, Pussy-palm soft as a grey kitten’s fur, Poppies a-dancing then summer … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts – a poem by Enid Blyton

If I had lived long years ago And seen, on Christmas night, The strange star in the sky aglow, I think perhaps I might Have followed close the Wise Men Three, The little Holy Child to see. They brought Him … Continue reading

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Happy Days! – A poem by Enid Blyton

Today I have decided to treat you to Blyton’s “Happy Days!” poem about how wonderful Autumn is, and catching the leaves! Which, when you’re a child is the best thing in the world. There is a prelude to this poem, … Continue reading

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One Evening – A poem by Enid Blyton

This is a pretty little poem about the swallows flying south for the winter, but the last line jars somewhat for me as when I’m reading it in my head it doesn’t seem like a natural end of the line. … Continue reading

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The Clouds – A poem by Enid Blyton

Another lovely poem from Enid for you this week. The Clouds On the grass I love to lie And watch the clouds go sailing by; Many things they seem to me, Foam blown off a fairy sea, Downy feathers from … Continue reading

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The Passing of Summer – A poem by Enid Blyton

Today I have decided to bring you one of Blyton’s poems, because we haven’t had one in a long time. This one is called The Passing of Summer and I thought it was appropriate as we are slowly slipping away … Continue reading

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