Planting Wonder

I wrote this a few days ago and just happened to find out that April is National Poetry Month. Apparently that was all the motivation I needed to share this. With great trepidation, and a middle finger to the perfectionistic part of me that says I should research poetry and refine this endlessly before I post, I give you the first poem of my thirties. If not twenties. Either way, it’s been far too long.


Planting Wonder

I bury them and always doubt

Tiny spheres will live, grow, inspire, nourish.

They peek out, my heart flutters.


Little one refuses green at the table

Nibbles raw kale from the stalk.

With each plant we pass, “Can I eat this?”


My oldest begs for asparagus from the market

Proclaims it’s his favorite, along with peas.

“Can we please plant zucchini again this year?’


This rhythm- seeds, soil, seasons.

Woven tightly into our life.

These planted memories will grow in wonder, too.



7 thoughts on “Planting Wonder

  1. marilee

    Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing, Kathleen. I am no poetry expert, but I know what I like. And I like this very, very much. 🙂

  2. Karin Wagner

    Beautiful! Evocative…I can picture the vegetables and the children. I feel the same wonder each spring.

  3. JudyStoneGoldman

    Kathy, I followed your link here and am so glad I did. This is absolutely lovely. I think it’s fabulous that you’ve brought together nature, your children, spring emergence, and vegetables! This poem gives me a sense of your life (the peaceful part, at least). The photos add to how serene this is.

    1. kathleenbeanblog Post author

      What an honor to have you stop by, Judy! Thank you for reading that. It has been a tender season for me. I’m really savoring those beautiful moments in the midst of a sometimes chaotic phase of life. (The only person who regularly called me Kathy was a woman near and dear to my heart who passed away, so it’s a mistake that always sweetly reminds me of her.)

  4. JudyStoneGoldman

    Oops – sorry – called you Kathy. I’ve never done that! I know you are Kathleen. 🙂


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