Saturday, March 9, 2013

After the storm, thoughts turn to Spring /10 of 31



The March Slice of Life Challenge-hosted by Ruth and Stacey, at Two Writing Teachers #10 of 31
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I'm getting ready for spring, and it means gardens and growing plants and warmth and GREEN!  After all, it's the first day of Daylight Savings Time, our first hint of spring on its way!  Rainer Maria Rilke wrote:  It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. 


                            Continuing my desire to write some poems for children. 


Carrot Love

Carrots orange
crunch and munch-
easy carry
in bags for lunch.

Peel and shred
and slice and dice.
Stews are flavor-filled;
cakes taste of spice

And like bunnies
who love them too,
grab a carrot
Vitamin A for you!

photo credit: Ed Yourdon via photopin cc

22 comments:

  1. NIce crunchy poem - made me want to go and eat one of those sweet little carrots! I was thinking about my garden today too!

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  2. Your carrot poem is so great! I also love the brightly colored picture of them that makes me think...no wonder rabbits love carrots so much! I love Thinking about Spring...the daylight savings time is the Winter's flag of surrender to the newness that will soon be arriving!

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  3. Love those carrots. I used to be hooked on carrots. My hands were turning orange. A sign of spring....Carrot Love :)

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  4. The carrots have been especially good this winter here I remember, as a child, eating those little carrots straight from Mom's garden - just rub the dirt off on my shirt!

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  5. The picture is a lovely accompaniment for the poem which is full of its own strong images.

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  6. Maybe carrot will be the word for the day in March Madness. I love it. Beautiful picture, as well!

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  7. Love the poem! I'm going to share it with my carrot loving son today!

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  8. The crunch of the carrots in the poem is also reflected in that delectable photograph you shared.

    I like that quote about how the Earth knows it's spring. Beautiful.

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  9. Hi Linda,
    I love the scope of your writing. Fun poem.

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  10. Peel and shred
    and slice and dice.

    Love the rhythm of your poem, Linda - I know you are thoroughly enjoying your wonderful company.

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  11. Glad your family beat the storm. Carrots make me think of spring. Bought some yesterday! Hope you have a fun filled day planned!

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  12. yeah spring! Hopefully it will soon be here. We have plus weather today!
    Love your carrot poem - the kids will love it!

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  13. How perfect, I just ate lunch and substituted carrots for chips with my sandwich. So your poem was perfect accompaniment for after lunch reading. Hope you are enjoying the fun your family brings.

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  14. Those carrots are perfect as well as the poem, Glad spring is on the way, Good luck with MMPoetry 2013.

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  15. This is wonderful! I want you to keep writing poetry for kids, too! I always have a hard time finding poetry for kids and I to love together. And, this one celebrates SO many spelling patterns that my kids and I could celebrate being able to read, too! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. ooh, I love carrots! They are definitely my favorite veggie, and one of my favorite snacks! (I also love bunnies, so I like carrots for 2 reasons!) These poems for kids are quite cute, Linda! :-)

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  17. Did your grandchildren help you retrieve all those delicious looking carrots?

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  18. So cute! I love the quote about the earth having memorized poetry, that is a lovely thought! We love ourselves some carrots here at our house.

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  19. I am a huge carrot fan. I am a huge poetry fan. I am a huge YOU fan. Therefore, I am a ginormous fan of this slice!

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  20. Thanks everyone for the carrot and poetry love. I didn't realize there are so many who like carrots, but I do know that picture makes one's mouth water. I didn't take it, & thought it was such a beauty. Credit is at the bottom of the slice. Have a great week!

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  21. I hope that there are some carrots left for me too. If not, I'm not too sad, the poem in itself is a treat.

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    1. Thanks Terje-help yourself to some rhyme-my treat!

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