October by Bobbi Katz is a fun poem to model and could lead to a wide variety of other new poems. My rough draft is pretty rough but I like the direction this is taking and I will come back to play with it some more. Since my garden is full of native plants, I do my planting in the fall, not the spring like so many other folks, and I like the idea of building on this poem.
when the dirt bed
throws back its sheets
and welcomes bulbs and seeds
to have a slumber party
hoping they will move in
and improve the neighborhood.
October is when leaves are
starting to fall into compost piles
to feed the worms who will cook up
a nutritious meal for the native plants
just before the rain begins to fall
when the garden grows
where you can’t see it
and hope for spring
Susan Taylor Brown
I love your poem and had never seen this one by Bobbi Katz, whom I love. Do you know SPring Is? We do that one in our repertoire. I love the bulbs and seeds having a slumber party, getting set to improve the neighborhood. Wonderful.
Spring is a good one too! Thanks for the kind words.
Originality is difinitely the key
Comparing verse of you and me
Two worlds apart though we be
Our words are what set us free
By sending our minds on a spree
Enchanting others collectively
Reminding us of our individuality
– Anne McKenna
(PS – Just a bit of fun)
This was fun, Anne. thanks for sharing.