Friday, April 15, 2016

Poetry Friday: Chinese Lantern Plant

Happy Poetry Month!

I received a nice surprise in my mailbox a week ago—the April issue of Cricket. 

My poem “Chinese Lantern Plant” is on page 16. I just adore Irene Rinadi’s wonderful illustration. The garden in full bloom gives me hope that spring might finally be here with summer right around the corner. We had snow last week, but this weekend is supposed to be beautiful, sunny, and warm. I hope your weekend is filled with spring weather, buds, blossoms, and poetry. 
Michelle has the Roundup at Today’s Little Ditty.

Chinese Lantern Plant
by Sheri Doyle

Who has hung
a hundred paper lanterns


tomato red

rustling in the garden
above a grassy dance floor
where crickets sing and
beetles jitterbug?