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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

Wild Flowers

Roses After The Rain

Diamonds on the petals,

Silver on the stems,

Early morning sunrise

Turns roses into gems.

Queen Anne's Lace

Above a field of Queen Anne's Lace

Butterflies fan my morning face.

I watch the signs of spring unfold

As sunshine spins the lace to gold.

Mushrooms From Heaven

Along the garden path,

Like parasols from heaven,

Mushrooms magically appear,

This year I counted seven.

Silver, gold, white and tan,

They stand as in a trance,

Providing shade for a parade

Of busy little ants.

Morning Glory

A purple morning glory

Unfurls her sleepy head

As dawn withdraws her shadow

Across the garden bed.


Looks like grapes

And smells like roses,

Springtime's gift

To eyes and noses!

©Charles Ghigna


Toby Speed said...

Lovely poetry blooms, Charles. Wisteria's my favorite!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Toby!
Spring fever has arrived!

Mary Lee said...

Love your poems!

(minor disconnect in the Queen Anne's Lace poem -- it blooms in late summer, not spring...)

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Mary Lee! You sent me scrambling to do more research on the "Wild Carrot." I discovered it blooms in various parts of the world at various times...from May to October!

Facebook Top Ten said...

wow! i love your blog!

Mary Lee said...

I guess I should have said, "Blooms in OHIO in late summer!" Thanks for the clarification!