by Margarita Engle and Ellen Olinger
reading ancient words
stones in a field
left by glaciers
flor de memoria
flower of memory
in the compost pile
camino al monte
*The Spanish name for pansy, which also means thought
Margarita Engle is a Newbery Honor-winning Author. Her beautiful new book is The Wild Book (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2012). For more information, about this book and all her books, please visit Margarita’s website. http://www.margaritaengle.com
“Ancient Words” was published first in Time Of Singing (Spring 2010).
Photos of daffodils from the compost pile by Karl.