I thought I would provide a link to my Poetry Friday post "Gearing Up for National Poetry Month" at Blue Rose Girls. In the post, I included lots of links to websites with resources for teachers, homeschoolers, and anyone else who happens to love poetry.
My Poem for April 1st
I asked my husband to select the poem he thought I should post today. He picked two. I decided to post Honeybee. You'll see the other one he selected tomorrow.
by Elaine Magliaro
I’m buzzing here; I’m buzzing there.
I’m visiting the flowers where
I sip the syrup, thick and sweet,
And powder my six little feet.
I’m fuzzy here; I’m fuzzy there.
I like the fuzzy suit I wear.
It’s yellow, black, and trimmed to fit
And has flight wings attached to it!
A stinger’s fixed on my rear end—
A weapon so I can defend
Against intruders who would take
The sunny honey that I make
And seal inside a waxy comb
And store for winter in my home.
I’m busy…busy every day
In spring and summer. I don’t play…
Just do the duties that I must:
Collecting nectar, pollen dust,
And guarding my sweet food and hive.
But, still, it’s great to be alive!