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Re: Favourite Enid Blyton Poems

Postby Moonraker » 09 Oct 2017, 09:57

This poem appeared on Facebook, author unknown. I wondered if it might be Enid.


"The Hollow Tree," an illustration by A. E. Jackson (British, 1873-1952). Jackson was a popular illustrator of children's books, and his work was included in many children's magazines and comics. Source, date, and author of poem not known.
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Re: Favourite Enid Blyton Poems

Postby pete9012S » 09 Oct 2017, 10:35

It's a lovely poem and illustration.
I think I'm correct in saying that A.E. Jackson did illustrate some of Enid's work too? ... howstories
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Re: Favourite Enid Blyton Poems

Postby Daisy » 09 Oct 2017, 11:46

One can certainly identify it (or imagine it) as a description of the Faraway Tree, but that doesn't prove the authorship, of course. It does sound as if Enid could have written it though.
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Re: Favourite Enid Blyton Poems

Postby Rob Houghton » 09 Oct 2017, 12:08

Very Blytonian in style. The only line that didn't convince me was 'they've got some cupboards and some shelves, and there they keep the wands of elves' - doesn't sound like the way Enid would have written it - but the rest is very much her style. :-D
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: Favourite Enid Blyton Poems

Postby Eddie Muir » 09 Oct 2017, 14:36

Thanks for posting the poem, Nigel. It’s very interesting and, as Rob says, is very Blytonian in style. :D
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