Visit Thorncombe Wood, write a 'Fern' poem and you could win a Lost Words book

Contributed by Lost Words Dorset


Come and enjoy the Lost Words Trail at Thorncombe Wood near Dorchester -  pick up a leaflet and let nature inspire your words...  You could win your own copy of The Lost Words

Have a go at conjuring up a poem based on the word 'Fern' - using the acrostic form shown on the poster - a poem that fits the character of the ferns around you, how they look, how they feel, how they smell.  Think of a first line that begins with F, a second line that begins with an E, then a third line starting with R and the final line with N.  Each line can be as long or as short as you like.  The lines can rhyme or not, it is entirely up to you as the poet and magician.  Try reading your poem aloud, wrap your tongue around the words, how does it feel, how does it sound?

You can download a copy of the poster here which you can print as a prompt or an entry form. Please feel free to illustrate your poem as well.

When you are happy with your poem, please email it to by Friday 12th April and tell us what you think of the Lost Words Trail for a chance to win a copy of the beautiful The Lost Words book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.