Poems Inspired by the Five Senses
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
This wonderful anthology won the 2005 C.L.P.E Poetry Award, and deservedly so.
Its scope is so wide - not only across poems responding to and provoking all five senses, but in its representation of poets (John Clare to John Agard, Berlie Doherty to Eleanor Farjeon), its haiku-to-limerick choice of forms and its incredible tonal range.
Benjamin Zephaniah's Vegan Delights will fill you full of beans one day and Buson's temple bell and butterfly haiku will centre your soul the next. Every poem could inspire a child's writing, reading or thinking, and their teachers' too.