Backyard Wonders

Introduction first : this poem is written by my 10 year old granddaughter, Stella Hallberg. She and I are sharing monthly prompts – for April, I sent her the word “glisten.” She could use any variation on the word. There are no edits here. This is what she wrote.

Backyard Wonders

I slip outdoors
left foot, right
sounds, sensations, engulfing me,
taking me far from my bustling home
into the undergrowth and brush.

The birds make thousands of different peeps
in a language not known among men.

The sunlight filters in through the trees
glistening like magic everywhere I look.

Gazing up I see the butterflies
seizing their chance in the spot light
forever free
to be stars in their hearts.


7 thoughts on “Backyard Wonders

  1. Adda May 1, 2017 / 7:36 am

    Wow! 10. I sense a poet in the making. Congratulations!


  2. Karen May 1, 2017 / 10:11 am

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the grandmother.


  3. lynn__ May 1, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Already a lovely poetess…following your footsteps šŸ˜Š


  4. Joyce May 2, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    You and Stella have a very special bond, because of this monthly poetry project!


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