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Mary Anning - A Dinosaur Villanelle

An Amazing Woman, A Mighty Girl - For The Vocal Poemosaurus Rex Challenge

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 29 days ago Updated 28 days ago 1 min read


This story came in on my Facebook feed and I thought it was a suitable subject for the current Vocal Dinosaur challenge. Because the main subject is a female archaeologist rather than her dinosaur discoveries it will probably not be considered, but the post below is very illuminating.

The music is "Sombre Reptiles" from "Another Green World" but Brian Eno. The video is some film and photos I took from a Mouth of Tyne Festival

Mary Anning

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Mary Anning, Paleontologist

Dorset Girl Born 1799

She Showed Us Bones Of Dinosaurs Exist

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In Her Search For Those Bones She Did Persist

There Was A Plesiosaur Skeleton

Mary Anning, Paleontologist

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She Sells Sea Shells By The Sea Shore A Twist

Of A Poem To Honour Her Talent

She Showed Us Bones Of Dinosaurs Exist

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Discovering Fossils In The Sea Mist

Itchthyosaur Skeleton, One Of Them

Mary Anning, Paleontologist

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A Mighty Girl, Archaeologist

Dinosaur Legacy She Left So Fine

She Showed Us Bones Of Dinosaurs Exist

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Mary Anning, A Special Talent Missed

Dinosaur Skeletons That She Did Find

Mary Anning, Paleontologist

She Showed Us Bones Of Dinosaurs Exist

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Comments (7)

  • Novel Allen25 days ago

    Funny how men went to so much trouble to conceal the contribution of women to everything. But time always finds a way to bring dark to light. Happy to learn of Mary and her exciting life.

  • Anna 27 days ago

    Wow, loved your poem and its theme😊

  • Whoaaaa, she was only 12 when she made that discovery?! So awesomeeee! Loved your poem!

  • A wonderful work from you.

  • Paul Stewart28 days ago

    Was so glad you did one about Mary Anning and also weaved the "sea sells shells on the sea shore" bit...wonderful work, Mike!

  • Mohammed Darasi28 days ago

    That's an interesting topic for the poem. I don't think I've heard of her before, so you taught me a new thing 😁.. just the fact that the famous tongue twister was written about her makes it interesting for most people, even if they don't care about dinosaurs!

  • Another good one Mike. Nice work.

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