Today’s poem comes from Poetrees?(Beach Lane Books, 2010), by poet and artist?Douglas Florian. One of the best rejection letters I ever got (I know–writers are weird) was from an editor who said my animal poems full of wordplay felt too much like Florian’s work for her house to publish both of us. Yes, I realize she didn’t say mine were anywhere near as good as his. But it was a lovely rejection anyway!
For whimsy and wordplay and sometimes for deceptive simplicity, Florian is always a fantastic choice.
From the acorn
Grows the tree–
S l o w l y,
S l o w l y.
–by Douglas Florian, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video: