I am starting a new tradition where I adopt a new poem every month. I can analyze it, memorize it, or illustrate it. This month I adopted The Little Rose Tree by Rachel Field because I felt it was just begging to be illustrated!
The Little Rose Tree
Every rose on the little tree
Is making a different face at me!
Some look surprised when I pass by
And others droop—but they are shy.
These two whose heads together press
Tell secrets I could never guess.
Some have their heads thrown back to sing,
And all the buds are listening.
I wonder if the gardener knows,
Or if he calls each just a rose?