The poems in this collection were written originally as birthday verses for children between the ages of seven and eleven. The children, each having been given a verse, would learn it by heart and recite it to the class on their birthdays.
After more than sixteen years of teaching children at the Hereford Steiner Academy, the author reviewed the verses he had written, and it seemed many could be enjoyed as poems in their own right, though they also made a satisfying collection, as they often follow the seasonal cycle.
Teachers may find continuing use for them in recitation, to accompany movement, or as inspiration for their own verses. These poems will evoke smiles and fond memories for all those who take them to heart.