About the poet
An award-winning children’s poet, guitarist and writer-in-schools, James Carter lives with his...
The Moon Speaks!
I, the moon,
would like it known - I
never follow people home. I
simply do not have the time. And
neither do I ever shine. For what you
often see at night is me reflecting solar
light. And I’m not cheese! No - none of
these: no mozzarellas, cheddars, bries, all
you’ll find here - if you please - are my
dusty, empty seas. And cows do not
jump over me. Now that is simply
lunacy! You used to come and
visit me. Oh do return,
I'm lonely, see.
from Journey To The Centre Of My Brain! (Macmillan, 2012), © James Carter 2012, used by permission of the author and the publisher
James Carter Reading from his Poems