Poem introduction

At several times in my life I've suffered from depression - I've found that giving the depression an identity helps to deal with those feelings of loss and desolation. It's a case of naming your enemy in order to fight your corner more powerfully. I call depression a thief.

Take a tour

Jean Sprackland's tour

There are so many good poems in the Children's Archive, it's hard to know where to start! I'd like to share with you...

Take Jean Sprackland's tour >