3 poems for springtime

Here are 3 poems I found in looking for stuff to talk to kids about. Bugs are one of my favorite topics… so I found these haiku by Matsuo Basho, from Japan in the 1600s .

A caterpillar,
this deep in fall –
still not a butterfly.

April’s air stirs in willow-leaves…
a butterfly
floats and balances.

The butterfly is perfuming
it’s wings in the scent
of the orchid.

Happy spring!

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