Monday, March 21, 2011

Mother Earth's Children


As a small girl I loved Elizabeth Gordon's Flower Children-one of several volumes of children's poetry that was offered as a "gift with purchase" when a set of encyclopedias was purchased. I would sit for hours on the floor of my parent's closet studying the artwork and enjoying the short poems written by Elizabeth Gordon.

I have since managed to locate several of the old books online and once again enjoy reading the three volumes that I have collected: Flower Children, Mother Earth's Children and Bird Children.

Mother Earth's Children: The Frolics of the Fruits and Vegetables is open on my desk and I can still remember the emotions that I experienced as a small girl when I read the poems as I studied the "children".

One of my favorite pages was "Mrs. Peach". Here's what Mrs. Peach had to say back in 1939 . . .

"Our family's not hard to suit," said Mrs. Peach. "We're simple fruit; We like most any kind of weather if the sun shines, and we're together."

So simple, so sweet!
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