trolling for squeals


“Grandma, you be the troll!”

Playing with
by swingset; two are
swinging, one is climbing
up ladder to slide.

I take my place
under slide platform
and patiently wait
for little “billy goat”
to walk above me;

“Who’s that tripping over my bridge?”


Linking to dVerse poets where Frank hosts a quadrille prompt on word “troll”.


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sanaarizvi
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 07:10:09

    I absolutely adore this quadrille, Lynn 😀


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 26, 2019 @ 15:26:18

    There are so many of you writing about that tale… I read it as a kid, but so many others too with trolls


  3. Frank Hubeny
    Mar 26, 2019 @ 13:49:15

    Your description sounds like a wonderful game to play with grandchildren (or children).


  4. Beverly Crawford
    Mar 26, 2019 @ 10:04:19

    I think the Billy Goats Gruff were part of every child of the 50’s! It’s been nice to revisit them!


  5. Gina
    Mar 26, 2019 @ 08:16:38

    another beautiful ode to a popular and much loved story


  6. Sabio Lantz
    Mar 26, 2019 @ 07:00:45

    Fun. If not for Dwight’s poem about The Billy Goats Gruff, I would not have understood the allusion.


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