Wise Lily Stories
Tiny Purple Grapes
On my morning walk one day I saw a funny thing
Tiny clumps of purple grapes blooming in the spring!
Usually they grow on vines and get picked in the fall
But these tiny little grapes were standing straight and tall.
And then I heard a gentle laugh coming from below
He wore a funny purple hat and said "my name is Joe!"
"You see, these are grape hyacinths growing in a clump
Their flowers look like little grapes, they're fat, and round and plump!
But these little purple grapes, these you cannot eat
The honey bees they love them so, for them, they are a treat!"
And then that fairy smiled at me and with his purple hat
He bowed just like a gentleman, can you imagine that!
And when he put his cap back on, he gave a little wink
Then he was gone in a flash, before I could even blink!
And now I smile to myself, because now I know
How in the fall and in the spring, purple grapes can grow!
© written and illustrated by Christine Summerfield/April 7, 2020