Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo

Poet, playwright and writer; Children's Laureate

Poet, playwright and author. Children’s Laureate 2003-5, author of Warhorse and Private Peaceful.

An oak tree from an acorn grows.
And we from less than that.
A storm begins with a drop of rain.
The plague from a stowaway rat.
From Miss Whirtles Revenge (book poem) (Tadworth, Surrey: Kaye & Ward Ltd, 1981)

 

They shook their fists in fury
And bellowed blasphemy;
Their language was atrocious —
Quite new of course to me.
From Miss Whirtles Revenge (book poem) (Tadworth, Surrey: Kaye & Ward Ltd, 1981)

 

Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo
by Cinnamon Heathcote-Drury
C-type colour print, October 2001
NPG x125037
© Cinnamon Heathcote-Drury