Tortoise by Judith Chernaik

Judith Chernaik, founder of Poems on the Underground, reads her poem ‘Tortoise,’ commissioned to represent the tortoise in ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by the French composer Saint-Saens

Judith Chernaik reading Tortoise
Tortoise, Judith Chernaik ' Under the mottled shell of the old tortoise beats the heart of a young dancer. '