12 Beautifully Illustrated Poems Celebrating Science And Nature

From honey bees and marsh flies, to black holes and dark energy.

Joanna Tilsley started writing poetry when she was eight years old, and continued until she left university with a degree in Biology.

30 Days is a collection of 30 illustrated poems inspired by science and nature. The anthology is the product of last year’s NaPoWriMo, an annual poetry writing event that takes place every April.

Tilsley says:


I had been reading a lot about cosmology and new physics at the time, and as I took my habitual walks across the marshes surrounding my home in North London, I pondered deeply upon the dimensions of space and time through which I was passing, as well as existing euphorically in the moment with the first stirrings of spring. The poems followed naturally through; in fact they burst out of me, allowing me to weave a pattern of deep emotion through a weft of scientific fact.

Here’s a selection of poems from the book:

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