Saturday, April 17, 2010

National Poetry Month: Dandelion Haiku

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neighborhood kids
spilling from yard to yard;
dandelion gold

-Andromeda Jazmon

My youngest is sick with high fevers and a vicious cough. I have a major research paper due for a grad school class and we found ants in the kitchen last night. I am really grateful for the neighborhood kids keeping my 7 year old entertained today. Neighbors share the news, the snowstorms, and the backyard grill smoke with each other. The dandelions on my yard came from next door and they have to listen to my occasional shouting. But still, it's nice to have them around.

1 comment:

Karen Edmisten said...

Overload, overload ... yikes. I hope your youngest kicks that virus very, very soon! Wishing you sleep and and inspiration for the paper, and an ant-free kitchen.