Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tulips Know Today Brings Spring! #354


Tulip Decisions
by Amy LV


Students - If you have never planted tulips, one of the interesting things about them is that they are bulbs.  You plant tulip bulbs in the fall and waits all winter for them to pop up and announce spring.  Every spring, I say to myself, "Oh!  I should have planted more tulips!"

This poem is a lot like poem #272, "Perfect Timing."  It is fun to examine the same idea and thought with different words.  This poem, like that one, is a wondering poem.  If you write a poem every day, you will find that many of your thoughts circle 'round and find different words to say and wonder and examine and hope the same thing.

What do you wonder about nature?  What small things did you walk by this morning that made you pause and think?  Those small things are the stuff of writing.

Today is the first day of spring!  Happy Equinox!

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2 comments:

Cathy said...

As my tulips reach out from their earth bed into the world above I also wonder how they know it is time. There is great comfort in knowing they are always right! Yay! SPRING!!! Another wonderful poem, Amy. Thanks!

Amy LV said...

Cathy, I hope it was as pretty there as it was here today. We even did some crafts outside...and smelled the sap boiling! Thank you for your celebratory-springy note! A.