Tuesday, April 21, 2020

npm2020: poetry videos day 21 "Guest List: Charles Darwin's Garden Party"

My National Poetry Month Project 2020 is to record a short video each day in April, presenting my published poems to poetry lovers of all ages.

Today's poem celebrates, in rhythmic rhyming list form, just a few of the many extraordinary plants, creatures and natural features of our Earth.

Guest List:
Charles Darwin's Garden Party

balsam fir
spotted dolphin
pink verbena
garter snake

fragrant white water lily
grizzly sow
Crater Lake

gnarled pinyon
Painted Hills
tag alder
red bat pup

beebalm and bluebonnets
mountain lion
fungus cup

Death Valley
prairie dog

Virginia creeper
Keyhole Arch
black-browed albatross

Moose Creek
tiger shark


  1. What a great party! I love the title and the rhythm and the rhyme. I also enjoyed listening to you talk about the poem's background. Another great entry into your video series!

  2. I love this kind of poem! Rhyming list poem and all the information there-in with such a lovely ring to it. I love that you have been to Darwin's home. Wow. I will have to check out what town it is. Thank you for these, Heidi. You know I am a fan!

    1. Love your faster version, too, as would so many children I know and love!!! Thank you again.


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