Thank you, Laura, for hosting Poetry Friday at Author Amok.
Last week, I found this poem in the mail. From Margaret Simon.
On the outside this lovely photo.
On the inside this even lovelier poem:
Ode to Grass
For today, I will step lightly
for you tenderness
for the light of the sun upon your greenliness
for tickling my belly
for wriggling between my toes
for your fresh sweet scent
for the settled earth you can draw strength from
for your canvas of wildflowers
for clover crowns
for hiding rollie-pollies, fleas, and snakes
©Margaret Simon, 2014
I love that for all the fabulous things she’s telling the reader that grass does for her, a twist that it hides rollie-pollies, fleas, and snakes…so unexpected.