Ten writers for children. All with something to say.


Poems for Potatoes and Plums

This is just to say
I have written 
more than
one poem
to read.

and this
you will probably
find so
very tedious.

Forgive me
they were amusing
so light
and so fun.

This is just to say
I have cut-out
the photo
that was on 
the front page.

The one
with the Chinese Statue
but you
will never know

you never 
read the newspaper.
Too much
bad news.

This is just to say
the kiss
that was on
your red lips

and beckoning
me to
capture it

was worth a
wakening you
so sweet,
not sorry.

(To my Editor)
This is just to say
I have painted
the pictures
you saw in
the book dummy.

but know
they are probably
from what you imagined.

Forgive me
I am helpless.
to the paint.


Edie Hemingway said...

Oh, Lauren, I love these! It's so easy to get carried away with a fun assignment...

Diane Adams said...

To my editor is my favorite! Love the line, "I am a victim to my paint."

Diane Adams said...

Oops, I quoted you incorrectly!! I am a victim of my brain.

Christy said...

These are delightful, and you have captured the spirit of WCW. Your poem makes me want to write (and paint).

Stephanie said...

I love these, the one to the editor is my favorite. You really should send it to your editor...

David LaRochelle said...

I agree, Lauren. It was hard to stop at writing just one poem. I had a hard time deciding whether to write a funny poem or a serious one - I'm glad you tried several!