Spring is finally spronging here in Italy and our daisies are busting out all over.
So I thought there’s no better time to feature one of my favorite nature poets, someone who could put the petal to the nettle and get this season started.
Yes, it’s our own damselfly lady…
As many of you know, Buffy’s beautiful poem picture book On a Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring was published last year by Millbrook Press. If you don’t know about it, then you are missing out on some
crocus-poking, mud-luscious enjoyment. (Kirkus starred review)
Just look at the daze-dazzling beauty of these spreads and Buffy’s playful word wrangling.
While we don’t get slip-sloppy slush in my area of Italy, we do have plenty of plink-plonking water and countless duck-dabblers…
…though in my garden, we’re more likely to get mud-mucking magpies, slop-slovenly seagulls, and lots of these scamper-scuttling lizards in the jasmine. Isn’t he cute?
If you haven’t done so already, go on out and pick up Buffy’s book. These sweet purple flowers are waiting to give you a special message!
And guess what? Buffy herself is also here with MORE gorgeous nature poems and luscious language. Let’s listen in…
These poems were first printed in magazines with these stunning illustrations and photos. Have a gander!
A big THANKS! to Buffy for stopping by to share her love of nature with us!
What’s that? You need more Buffy? Luckily she’s easy to find since she has many fabulous poems in these wonderful anthologies!
Now off you go, skip-skittering to Reading to the Core where Catherine is hosting Poetry Friday!
See more poems in my poetry video library.
Poems and Text © Buffy Silverman. All rights reserved.
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