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?


  1. What a treat for National Poetry Month! I love your poem, Sheri. It just lifts me up. The colors, images, and sounds are so joyful.

    The illustrator did a great job.

    Happy Spring!

  2. Sheri, this is lovely! How I would like to dance alongside the jitterbugging beetles under those red lanterns. And I agree, the illustrator did a splendid job as well. Congratulations!

  3. Congrats on the publication. Lovely poem and I do like the illustration too! :)

  4. Congrats! Perfect pairing of words and pictures!

  5. Beautiful, Sheri! I love the "grassy dance floor." : )

  6. Lovely poem and blog. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)