Spring Shopping

Have you heard about the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest? To participate, find a gif for inspiration, write a kidlit story up to 150 words, and submit by tomorrow, April 9, 2020.

I was inspired to write a (sort of) mask poem after reading a post at Buffy Silverman’s blog. A mask poem is from the point of view of an animal (or plant).

 

Poppy Spring GIF by audreyobscura via GIPHY

Spring Shopping

On a warm spring day
New plants
Swing in the breeze
A waiting dance

A honey bee sees
Silky orange flower petals
A cup-shaped sign,
“I have food for you.”

The poppy feels
the feet of the bee
A friend carrying pollen dust
To swap for sweet nectar.

They exchange
A brief encounter.

The bee flies away
To share the bounty
With its sisters
To feed the baby bees.

The poppy quietly
begins to make its own little ones
In slender sword-shaped pods
Seeds for next spring.

4 Replies to “Spring Shopping”

  1. This is lovely! I love the lyricism of “slender sword shaped pods”. Wonderful POV too!

  2. Roberta, this is absolutely lovely. And also I’m blown away because I had a vision in my mind that worker bees were male l, but you said sister here, are they female too? You always teach me new things! Thank you for entering this gorgeous and enlightening story to the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest

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