The Green Fuse Magazine is a quarterly magazine created during the 2020 pandemic by a group of nature enthusiastic, home educated children.
The Green Fuse Poem
By Dylan Thomas
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent by the same wintry fever.
The force that drives the water through the rocks
Drives my red blood; that dries the mouthing streams
Turns mine to wax.
And I am dumb to mouth unto my veins
How at the mountain spring the same mouth sucks.
The hand that whirls the water in the pool
Stirs the quicksand; that ropes the blowing wind
Hauls my shroud sail.
And I am dumb to tell the hanging man
How of my clay is made the hangman's lime.
The lips of time leech to the fountain head;
Love drips and gathers, but the fallen blood
Shall calm her sores.
And I am dumb to tell a weather's wind
How time has ticked a heaven round the stars.
And I am dumb to tell the lover's tomb
How at my sheet goes the same crooked worm.
Editor / Illustrator / Contributor / Photographer
I am Rose Fulton. I am thirteen years old and I am a keen naturalist. I have always loved nature and have recently become interested in meteorology. I particularly enjoy birdwatching and woodland walks.
Co-editor / Photographer
Hi, I'm Megan George, age 11 and a young naturalist living on a farm in the beautiful countryside of Carmarthenshire.
I love photographing and watching wildlife and nature, particularly birds, but my favorite animal has to be my pet sheep Daisy.
Co-editor / Web designer
I am George Rover, a home educated nature enthusiast. I live in the countryside of south-west Wales. I love to read. I am passionate about wildlife, conservation and the environmental impact of humans. After saving up, I have just bought myself a camera and love spending time at our river. I own chickens, a Turtle, an axolotl and loads of shrimp and play Ukulele and Piano.
Journalist / Contributor
I am George Fulton. I am ten years old. I love aquatic life. I like birds and would like to work in conservation when I am older. I have my own museum with lots of natural history exhibits. I love drawing and creating things.
Co-editor, Journalist, Photographer
Hi, I'm Tom. I am Cornwall based and home educated, this gives me a lot more time to explore the Cornish coast and walk the cliff paths. I find sea life fascinating and love freediving with my underwater camera. I also love playing cricket and hockey.
Co-editor, Writer, Journalist
I am Libby, an enthusiastic naturalist who loves going on walks through the woods and spending time with my pets. I have always loved writing, and have started writing more stories and poetry about nature.