Sunday, April 1, 2007

A Poem a Day #1

I thought Gregory K. at GottaBook had a super idea for National Poetry Month: He's going to post an original poem every day of April! I decided I would do the same thing here at Wild Rose Reader. May the muses be with us!

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!


Kelly Fineman said...

Super cute poem, Elaine!

Nancy said...

YAY! Glad to see you up and running!