The 3 poems below are from Chris Hamilton’s first collection ‘Eternal Wonder’ published in 2014 by Matthew James and illustrated by Joanna Scott. Chris Hamilton lived by the River Lea in Wheathampstead for many years where he acquired his love of nature. This is reflected in his poems which are also influenced by the teachings of Eckhart Tolle. His poems have been featured on the radio and also on the UK Backgammon Federation website. He can often be seen at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield reading his poems or at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden. He also draws great inspiration from visits to Brocket Hall and RSPB Nature Reserves.