The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Love Token (Dead Shrew)

Listen to Lesley read her poem ...
The cat left a dead shrew at my door
In kindness, love or hope.
I picked it up and composted it.
I would have eaten it if I could.
He’s not my cat.

About the Writer

Lesley James

Lesley writes for young people and less young people. Many of her stories and poems for children are set in Lesley’s Garden, where a cast of birds, beasts and minibeasts live. She loves playing with words - rhythms, rhymes, tongue-twisters - and telling real tales. Nothing is more funny, thrilling or entertaining than the real life you can see from your own window.