I've just finished reading Take Me With You, Polly Clark's second poetry collection, which I bought at a reading I attended earlier this year. She is one of my favourite living poets and I really enjoyed this book. She writes a lot (though by no means exclusively) about nature and the relationships between humans and the natural world, from observations of nature to thoughts on recycling. This is an excerpt from Fairytale:
A kingfisher sparks
and flickers ahead of me
and of course, I follow it
though it leads me only
to where the ducks in formation
know the secret of what comes next.
There is always genuine insight in Polly Clark's poetry and she uses language beautifully. I'll leave you (specially all the bunny bloggers out there!) with an excerpt from Nibbling:
a crazed dictator, disappearing
whole families of scorching pinks.
The pin faces of forget me nots
giggle as she opens wide.