The World is Sweet by Valerie Bloom


The World is Sweet by Valerie Bloom

Time's a bird, which leaves its footprints At the corners of your eyes, Time's a jockey, racing horses, The sun and moon across the skies. Time's a thief, stealing your beauty, Leaving you with tears and sighs, But you waste time trying to catch him, Time's a bird and Time just flies. A stunning first ever collection of new poems from the renowned performance poet Valerie Bloom. Her poetry is beautifully crafted yet full of energy - her subjects range from the philosophical, to taking sandwiches to school and being afraid of ghosts. Her mixed use of standard English and dialect is a delight to read and hear. Children love reading and listening to her work!

About the Author

This is Valerie Bloom's first collection for Bloomsbury. She is also the author of the Smarties award-winning picture book, Fruits. Valerie is originally from Jamaica where she still has family and visits regularly. A very large part of her time is spent performing and promoting her work. Valerie now lives in Kent.

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96 pages


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Publication date

8th October 2001



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