Little Sundrop


Little sundrop, where were you when you family bloomed in June?
They grew, as a big happy family.
They were in full glory on the Fourth of July.

The days of August have put them to rest,
yet here you are like a beautiful new baby.
I will care for you.
Your family must be very proud.
You will all meet under the soil this winter
and bloom again in the spring.


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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51 Responses to Little Sundrop

  1. beetleypete says:

    A nice ode to a flower, Jennie. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. quiall says:

    Every now and then it is nice to escape the crowd and be yourself.

  3. You wrote a beautiful ode to the Sundrop. I wish I could express those little joyous moments with words as well as you do.

  4. beth says:

    aw, as you know, we all bloom when the time is right for us –

  5. Dan Antion says:

    Very nice, Jennie. 🙂

  6. Our desire to nurture goes deep, doesn’t it? Your poem expresses much, Jennie.

    • Jennie says:

      I guess it really does. You do it through music and fabric. I do it through children and writing. Frankly, it’s all about the arts. Thank you, Laura.

  7. So sweet, Jennie. Flowers in bloom become more and more precious as the autumn weather creeps in on us.

  8. Opher says:

    Is that a symptom of global warming Jennie??

  9. I enjoyed your ode to the late bloomer, always such a delightful surprise.

  10. What a sweet poem to a pretty flower that bloomed just to inspire you. Everything has it’s perfect time.

  11. magarisa says:

    Love the tender tone of this piece. Very well-written, Jennie.

  12. This is a gorgeous poem, Jennie.

  13. Lovely Jennie, our unseasonal weather this year has produced some unusual bloomings too.. my Christmas flowering shrub has been flowering all summer! hugsx

  14. Hello Jennie! That’s a theme for old America. That’s how we grew. Now that we’ve been rooted up, we replanting and watering. Stay cool yourself.🍃🥤🌱🌷🌱🥤🍃

  15. Lovely poem, Jennie. A late bloomer. 🙂

  16. What a amazing poem, for a really bright little flower. Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts, Jennie! Enjoy the Friday! Michael

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