Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and ninth poem in this series. This week sees the return of children’s book author and poet Maria Jordan. Maria’s ‘Kylie Meets Iris’ (from ‘Kylie’s Blossoms’) includes a section where Kylie and Teddy celebrate Valentine’s Day with a brand new adventure. In February Kylie learns the meaning of true love, constancy and reliance from her new friend, Iris…
Happy Valentine’s Day
Night after night, sight of starlight,
Momma combed her hair, while Kylie said a prayer:
“From heaven above, send us your love.
Guide us by day, show us the way.”
“Sleep well, Kylie dear, with Teddy right here.
A kiss will you get, there all set!”
‘Twasn’t long counting sheep, little girl fast asleep.
Dreams were sweet, and dandy, of Valentine hearts and candy.
Love is a Gift
This February sunrise, brought contented sighs,
Batter so sweet, for a fine dessert treat.
Cinnamon hearts, red frosting swirl, such a lucky little girl!
“Go for a walk, with Teddy talk.
When you come home, after you roam,
Dad, you and me, all together will be,
To dine on beef stew, pretty cupcake for you!
To dance and to sing, as true love does bring.”
And in case you missed it last month…
So upon this sunny hour, off to the forest to meet a flower,
Happened on a purple field, many smiles did this yield.
“My name is Iris, much joy and bliss,
Called a ‘flag’, not meant to brag,
Colors like a rainbow, I put on a show!
Constant and reliable, pretty on the table.”
“With Teddy, let’s go, to Momma we’ll show,
From heaven this sign, true love, be mine.”
I asked Maria what prompted these poems and she said…
This poetry is part of a series of twelve adventures of a seven-year-old little girl, Kylie, and her cuddly sidekick, Teddy. Every month of the year, the two meet a new floral friend in the woods and learn a different life lesson.
‘Kylie’s Blossoms’, written by Maria Jordan and illustrated by Michael Friedman, was inspired by the author’s great niece, Kylie Samantha and dedicated to her beloved Mother, Miss Sammie. This book, for children of all ages, is available in both hard copy and eBook format on Amazon.com
They were charming. Thank you, Maria.
In addition to ‘Kylie’s Blossoms’, a wide selection of Maria’s work has been published as eBooks available on Amazon.com including: ‘Legacy of a Mother’; ‘Thoughts on Survival’ and ‘Poetic Pearls of Wisdom’.
Her website at marcoujor’s musings focuses on the universal need for life balance and self – care with such pages as: Inspiration Station; Compassion Corner and Poetic Ponderings.
Maria resides in south-eastern Pennsylvania, USA with her husband and precious 10-year-old Labrador Retriever.
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