Daily Archives: March 20, 2013

Lucas and Rufus

Lucas and Rufus were twins
That is where our story begins,
They lived in the dark
At the side of the park,
Waiting for Spring to begin.

Their feet were cosy and covered
Four inches of soil had them cloistered,
As the wind howled overhead
And rain fell on the bed
No hurry for Spring to begin.

One day the sun shone for an hour
The roots pushed with great effort and power,
One by one, Lucas and Rufus appeared
“Rhubarb rhubarb” they cheered,
“It looks like we’re heading for Spring”!

Lucas and Rufus worked fast
Nothing they did was third class
Their leaves did expand
Twice the size of a hand
And their stalks were stretching for Spring.

Lucas and Rufus blushed red
More stalks were filling the bed
Time to make tart
For the house keeper’s sweetheart
Rhubarb is best in the Spring.

Lucas and Rufus were twins
Now scrubbed and cubed
In a tart they were stewed
Lucas knew the Spring had sprung
and Rufus knew Spring had begun!

The In Just Spring Contest gave me the inspiration for this little effort.

I didn’t think it was quite right as a children’s poem, it might turn the little’uns off eating rhubarb, so did not enter the tight deadline.