Crikey Ben, this is awesome! I hope they're getting to read all the comments. Having tried a sonnet and failed miserably, I'm really in awe of just how tricky they are. This is beautiful ... you're a fantastic teacher and Joe and Keira have some serious talent! :-) x
BP, it's a very good thing to teach your children at such young age. It will not only improve their writing skills, but give them insight about this world too. How things happen, I think you already mentioned few in this poem.
Without a doubt it has been written by your children, as I can see beautiful language throughout the poem.
Children are beautiful and so is everything they do. My best wishes and love for your children Joe and Keira. I am sure, in future, they will make their daddy proud in one way or another.
Joe, Keira and daddy Pickard this is simply astounding work. Ben this brought a smile to my face that you have been working so hard with your children on sonnets etc they really have taken a shine to it haven't they?
I'm still smiling (sang like Elton Johns I'm still standing lol)
Love it Ben, I'm in tune with the kids who love Nature, Nature was my only friend when as a troubled young boy who found solace among the birds, and the quietness of the quarry. I sang my own song to God, praising him for my life even though I lived in a very poor family, not anymore!
Great work by the kids and a Little help from the Master, I hope no one beats me to Nominating it!
Give may personal congrats to the kids,
Good man, you deserve all the Best that life can give, Ken