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A Nest Full of Stars By James Berry

A Nest Full of Stars
by James Berry

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A Nest Full of Stars is a stunning new collection from award-winning poet James Berry, filled with warm and colourful memories of a Caribbean Childhood.
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A Nest Full of Stars by James Berry

'A Nest Full of Stars is a marvellous, warmly humane and richly humourous new collection from James Berry' Achuka

From A Nest Full of Stars

Only chance made me come and find

my hen, stepping from her hidden

nest, in our kitchen garden.

In her clever secret place, her tenth

egg, still warm, had just been dropped.

Not sure of what to do, I picked up

every egg, counting them, then put them

down again. All were mine.

All swept me away and back.

I blinked, I saw: a whole hand

of ripe bananas, nesting.

I blinked, I saw: an open bagful

of ripe mangoes, nesting.

I blinked, I saw:

a might nest full of stars.

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About James Berry


James Berry was born in Jamaica and grew up in a tiny village on the coast. In 1948 he moved to Britain where he became a leading campaigner for black people. He has compiled Around the World in 80 Poems for Macmillan (ISBN: 0333 90382 X) and is the author of numerous poetry collections for children and adults.

Additional information

GOR002800078
A Nest Full of Stars by James Berry
James Berry
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2003-01-03
96
0330397524
9780330397520
N/A
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