Oh what a beautiful morning!


I was driving in the other day at some ungodly hour, having been woken by a screaming fox at 4.15am, looking forward to doing the morning show with Anne, when I was mesmerized by the most gorgeous moon. A delightful slither of glowing amber, a new moon, hovering low in the sky left me in state of reverie.

I am so often left feeling privileged to have seen the sights that mother nature provides us with and that morning was very special. As I marvelled at the moon the sun began to rise and with hints of apricot and crimson it rose over a grey London in the most amazing cobalt blue sky.

Now this left me feeling in a somewhat poetic mood, and if I could I would have written a song or a poem about it. Then I heard Radio 2 telling me that today is International Poetry Day! So as my attempts at poetry have always been quite laughable I thought I’d share with you a poem that my son wrote, when he was just 9. I have it on my dressing room wall as it makes me so happy to read it when the day ISN’T as nice as the one I’ve just described.


You are as bright as the sun,

You are as beautiful as a diamond,

You are as yellow as a lemon,

You are as sharp as a knife.

You smile with glee,

Your points are so sharp they could cut you,

The black sky behind you is sinister, but you make it shine.

Thank you stars for everything.

Gotta make you smile!

Simon x



  1. Sarah Platt March 22, 2012 at 10:51 am -  Reply

    Quite lovely x

  2. Gail March 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm -  Reply

    You are obviously not the only one in the family who feels and sees the wonders that nature provides. A lovely poem and written by a 9 year old too – amazing.

  3. Mrs Sharon Windram March 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm -  Reply

    Ahhh how gorgeous is that poem and how proud you must be that your son wrote it. Most of us have old photographs, stashed away in shoe boxes, up in the loft gathering dust, deteriorating, but a few years ago i had a massive sort out and had some mounted onto two large canvases which are on the wall next to me as we speak. Right in the middle is a photograph of my son who would also be about 9 years old at the time (he is 24 next week eeek!) and next to him is a drawing that he did which is about 3″ high, a quick cartoon sketch of himself which i kept in my purse and carried around with me for years. Just a couple of thoughts to end on……Your children need your presence more than your presents and always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep. Take care love Sharon. x

  4. Penny Howard March 25, 2012 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon,
    I felt I just had to say how wonderful it was to read clear & uncluttered thoughts from a child who has obviously come from a loving, warm & safe home – it shines out of him like the star he so beautifully articulated to the world.
    Just lovely & thank you for sharing it with us.

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