It’s National Poetry Month and to celebrate, we are featuring our beautifully illustrated books of poems for children – the Australian Flower Fairies Birthday Book and Address Book.
Here’s one of the poems:
The pale blue waterlily blooms
From the black mud of the lagoon.
Out of this sticky mess
Come plants of delicate finesse.
Swaying in the tropical warmth,
They’re like a tiny world –
Home to insects day and night
Who use it as a rest from flight.
The fairies love their pale blue flower
And guard it with their strength and power.
They use its floating, plate-like leaves
As a platform for their fun and games;
Diving from the dark green edge –
Which makes a most convenient ledge –
Splashing and laughing as they play;
It’s like a picnic every day.
~ Margaret Thornton