Springtime brings a mating dance
For certain lush, seed-bearing plants:
“Knock, knock!” one says. “A suitor’s callin’!”
“Can’t offer wealth…but I’ve got pollen!”
And though this gift upon the breeze
Makes human lovebirds snort and sneeze,
It works quite well to woo a rose
Whose heart’s not burdened by a nose.
© 2018 Jesse Anna Bornemann. All rights reserved.
Click HERE to read this month's interview with Julie Fogliano. She has challenged us to stare out the window and write a poem about what we see. You might even consider writing something down every day for a week:
At the end of the week, read through what you wrote and write your favorite bits on a separate piece of paper. I bet there will be a poem in there somewhere… see if you can find it. – J. F.Leave your poem on our May 2018 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, May 25th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her stunning new picture book from Roaring Brook Press: