Friday, April 1, 2011

Poetry Friday: The wisdom of Kentucky trees


Here's a poem I received as part of an everyday email today from the wondrous George Ella Lyon:

We're having a cold spell in Kentucky.
The trees keep saying April! April!
and the wind says Fool! Fool!

But we know the trees are right.

9 comments:

Lindsey Lane said...

Oh my thank you. I am forwarding this gem to my sweet sister in Connecticut, buried under snow. Again. Thank you.

Caryn said...

I love it! You can't argue with flowers, can you?

Karen said...

Spring in Kentucky is what heaven must be like! Karen

catherinemjohnson said...

Lovely poem, I am such a big George Ella Lyon fan. I'd love to write like her. I particularly like The Star Finder

Lee Wind said...

Wow. That was amazing! Thanks for sharing,
Namaste,
Lee

Randi said...

I met George Ella last month at a picture book workshop. She is a gracious person and a wonderful writer. I think she would agree that winter is slowly loosening its grasp on Kentucky.

ribiczar said...

Very intereresting reading. thx

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Pamela said...

And Carl Kassell says, "Wait, wait!" I very much enjoyed hearing you on NPR yesterday.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Lovely poem! Thanks for sharing it!