In These Times

National Trust Cymru launched this year’s #BlossomWatch campaign in Wales at an event at the Senedd on Wednesday 16 March. The campaign encourages people to share the joy of blossom this spring and celebrate this key moment in nature’s calendar. To celebrate the launch, Children’s Laureate Wales, Connor Allen, composed the below poem. Read more about this commission here.

In these times of great uncertainty

2050 will have more plastic than fish in the sea

Humanity focused on deforestation and cutting down trees

We have to dream big and think smart


In these times of life below water and life on land

Let’s protect the future, come take our hand

plant blossoming trees from Snowdonia to Gower sands

And let’s all make an impactful start


In these times where nature can be our friend

Exploring the hidden charm puts our souls on the mend

There are pockets of Welsh beauty I cannot comprehend

We need future generations to take part


In these times where connections to each other and outside is essential

And all across Wales, across generations there’s a sea of potential

Where if we come together the impact on the climate can be influential

There’s hopefulness that fill my heart


Connor Allen,
Children’s Laureate Wales 2021-2023


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