It's wonderful when a young lad approaches you at a reading to say how much he likes one of your poems. William told me he liked The Squirrel poem very much and that he and his mum sing it together, following Polly Bolton's musical setting of the poem.
So for William, from Ludlow, and anyone else who likes squirrels, here's the poem:
sparks from branch to branch,
an arc of energy, ferris wheel,
whip of current
loosed among the trees.