Poem Share #26: Heidi Mordhorst Presents "Petaling"


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

In this Poem Share, Heidi Mordhorst celebrates the beauty of cherry trees filling with spring blossoms with her poem "Petaling."

 Enjoy more of Heidi Mordhorst's creative imaginings about nature in her collection Pumpkin Butterfly: Poems from the Other Side of Nature.

You might also enjoy Heidi Mordhorst's collection Squeeze: Poems from a Juicy Universe , poems about the wonder of childhood.

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  1. Heidi, Your video and poem about the cherry blossoms were fabulous. I really loved it and hearing you, the poet, reading your poem aloud, adds so much to the experience. I love the alliteration in several of your lines. My favorite time of year loving blossoms and color after drab greyness of winter's end. Such a wonderful project, Michelle. I have said over and over how much I have enjoyed this and learned from each poet and their video! Thank you all.
    Janet Clare F.

  2. What a delight, Heidi, and a perfect poem for me to hear today. The cherry tree in my back yard is petaling the patio this morning! Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Love this! (And love how your sweater and earrings match the blossoms.) We also had a "petal blizzard" yesterday. :)

  4. Heidi, there is much poetic goodness in your video and your delivery of a wonderful poem that I have not heard before. I want to visit that neighborhood you spoke about next year. It sounds so lovely and I would love to see the cerry blossom petaling across the streets. Congratulations to you for your performance and Michelle for her gift to the poetry community.


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