Poem Share #24: Michele Krueger Presents "The Man Who Scattered Pollen Underneath the Sun"


POEM SHARE: Children's poets from across the county presenting their favorite poems for Poetry Month and beyond!

Fruit Lovers will lick their lips with this Poem Share by Michele Krueger. She presents her poem "The Man Who Scattered Pollen Underneath the Sun" about Luther Burbank, an American botanist who introduced over hundreds of new varieties of fruits and vegetables. 

You can find this poem and others about the people, places, and passions of The United States in THE POETRY OF US, edited by J. Patrick Lewis. 

Discover more of Michele Krueger's poetry in One Minute Till Bedtime, edited by Kenn Nesbitt, and Lullaby and Kisses Sweet: Poems to Love with Your Baby,  edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins. 

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  1. Oh a delightful poem and video Michele. I love your rhyme and learning more about Luther Burbank and his seeds! Wonderful. Will share with my granddaughter this weekend. I read her a Magic School Bus on seeds and gardens and this will be perfect as an addition. I have so enjoyed watching poets I know and new ones, too, sharing their poetry here.


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