Post-weekend Poetry 107: Hello, Iris by Maria Jordan

1. MariaWelcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and seventh poem in this series. This week’s piece is by children’s book author and poet Maria Jordan.   

Hello, Iris

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 this piece and she said…

2. Kylie meets IrisThis 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

It was delightful. Thank you, Maria.


3. KyliecoverMaria Jordan is also an author of short stories, poetry and inspirational works.  As a nurse for thirty years, she incorporates wellness and holistic principles in her writing.

In addition to ‘Kylie’s Blossoms’, a wide selection of Maria’s work has been published as eBooks available on including:  ‘Legacy of a Mother’; ‘Thoughts on Survival’ and ‘Poetic Pearls of Wisdom’.   Illustrations by Michael Friedman.

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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4 thoughts on “Post-weekend Poetry 107: Hello, Iris by Maria Jordan

  1. Maria Jordan says:

    Dear Morgen,
    What a fine way to wake up this morning! Thanks ever so much for featuring ‘Hello Iris’…hoping this will bring some Spring type weather to many of us very soon.
    Have a lovely day. Best, Maria


  2. Gail Sobotkin says:

    I am a great fan of Maria Jordan’s writing and was thrilled to see a poem from her lovely children’s book, “Kylie’s Blossoms,” posted here. I have given this book as a gift to several children who have loved it!
    Best Regards,
    Gail Sobotkin


  3. Mike says:

    It was a great experience to be a part of this story. Thanks for featuring this springtime chapter of Maria’s first children’s book.


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