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Here is the Seed by John Foster

Here is the seed,

small and round,

hiding underneath the ground.

Here is the shoot,

tiny and small,

slowly, slowly growing tall.

Here is the sun.

Here is the shower.

Here are the petals.

Here is the flower.

by John Foster

You can discover more poems by John Foster at the children's poetry archive

About John Foster

John Foster was born and grew up in Scotby, a village outside Carlisle. His family didn’t have a television, so John spent a lot of time reading.

He always wanted be a writer. At school he wrote poems and later he wrote sports reports for his university newspaper and for the Times. He became a teacher and began writing school textbooks. He also made up poems for his own children, especially on long car journeys.

As a writer, John still writes reference books as well as writing and performing his poetry.