Article/page published: 25 December 2016
Last updated: 13 January 2017
Walking on Air is for children and young adults and is a collection of highly anthologised poetry about childhood, family, magic, dreams…
Some of the best-known poems are Badger, Quieter Than Snow, Playgrounds, and this one:
Grandpa’s hands are as rough as garden sacks
And as warm as pockets.
His skin is crushed paper round his eyes
Wrapping up their secrets.
Most of the poems in Walking on Air can also be bought as a CD or listened to live at the Poetry Archive.