With St. Patrick's Day a mere three sleeps away, what better time to visit Limerick Alley? I may not be Irish, but I do feel lucky to have Buffy Silverman here to share today's little ditty!
Much of Buffy's writing is inspired by her curiosity and intimate observations of nature. From an early age, Buffy could be found watching the world from her maple tree perch or combing tall grass for grasshoppers and other critters. Not only did she collect worms and insects for the sheer joy of discovering their secrets, but she also adopted the same practice with words. Buffy's current "word collection" includes over 60 children's books and over 100 magazine articles, mostly telling non-fiction stories of the natural world outside her window. Although she does not post every week, Buffy's Blog, is also a treasure.
Buffy won't be donning her leprechaun top hat and booties today, but she will be wearing her evergreen and diamonds:
|Photo: Liz West|
An ice storm embraced Mr. Pine Tree
But the hug was so hard
he was strewn on the yard
and now Mr. Pine Tree is tiny.
© 2014 Buffy Silverman. All rights reserved.
|Sad pine trees in Old Man Winter's grip, courtesy of The Little GSP|
Thank you, Buffy, for your (somewhat more gentle) poetic embrace here at Limerick Alley!
Now grab a cup of Irish breakfast tea and a slice of Irish soda bread, and head over to the Poetry Friday roundup, hosted today by Kara at Rogue Anthropologist.
|Earl Bales Park following an ice storm in Toronto December 23, 2013. (REUTERS/Gary Hershorn)|
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