As well as being a poet, Tracie Vaughn is an author and teacher at the same school where she was once a student near Cincinnati, Ohio. Tracie also writes discussion guides and other book-related guides (more than 400 of them at this point!) and she serves on the Scripps National Spelling Bee word team. When she’s not reading, grading, or writing lessons she’s probably thinking about reading, grading or writing. Find her online here. Her last poetry book, Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy, is here.
Here is one of Tracie’s poems:
The purple spires
of the plant have finally burst open
after hiding in the ground under brittle sticks all winter
spending all spring stretching toward sky
towering now over the border at ten feet–
not a single butterfly has alighted
on the lacy blooms
but fat bumblebees cruise in all day
and a honey bee or two, those humble servants to ecology
arrive late to the buffet
then a hummingbird zings in for late tea:
skittish winged fairy
sips in frantic pulses
then evaporates into the leaves of the linden tree
© Tracie Vaughn
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Tracie is a stellar poet!