Goodbye elephant bird
Who frightened Sinbad.
Curleau, lapwing, crake.
Goodbye mascarene coot.
Sorry we never had a chance to meet.
In the 1940s, Rachel Carson began developing an ethic of wonder that stood at the centre of her ecological philosophy.
If there is poetry in my book about the sea, it is not because I deliberately put it there, but because no one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry.