wild, wet ‘n wooly

A small story poem of 115 words linked to dVerse where Bjorn and friends are writing narrative poetry. Also inspired by Sarah’s earlier “mindfulness” prompt!

 

brave-heart caterpillar

three centimeters long

weighs all of a gram

spiky brown-black fur

humping along unaware

crosses grandson’s path

who grasps stray fuzzball

tickly in palm of hand

gently carried on hike

until trail ends at pier

 

where insect pupa is

plopped into pond

as fish bait—but wait,

does it know to swim?

fur floats, frantically

w-w-w-wiggles body

up/down like ripples

across water’s surface

until grandma, empathic,

fishes live catkin out

 

woolie happy at rescue

dries in sunshine and

casts an intimidating

spiked shadow across

pier’s knotted plank

grandson decides to

return him to tall grass

so newly cool cat can

retell adventures to his

sheltered larval friends

 

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photo by lynn

 

 

 

 

move over, edward lear

 

Mastodon and pussycat went to sea

in a canoe without any oars.

Said Mastodon to Kitty, “Isn’t it pretty,

this mirrored reflection of stars?”

Replied puss to pachyderm,

“Move a little astern, your trunk

is blocking my view.”

So he took a step back but,

alas and alack! stars scattered

as boat tipped in deep blue…

 

…which may be why mastodons are extinct and cats hate water 😉

 


Linking with dVerse Poets prompt featuring artwork by Catrin Welz-Stein.

met desert tortoise out of element

 

On the beach, crawled pet tortoise named Tank

when a wave rolled, his wrinkled neck shrank

hard shell shaped like a boat

four legs paddled to float

that resourceful young tortoise ne’er sank!

 

loco-motion

A poem to read aloud to a child 🙂  Kudos to my son who is a train engineer!  (Linking to dVerse Poetics  prompt “Wheels of Steel” with Bjorn)

 

jumping on

going, gone

 

faster, faster

 

pacing a train

racing in vain

 

faster, faster

 

wheels turning

diesel burning

 

faster, faster

 

graffitied cars

glowing stars

 

faster, faster

 

vision at night

one-eyed light

 

faster, faster

 

hugging its track

never look back

 

faster, faster, clickety-clack!

 

 

 

what DO cows do?

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what do cows do?

cows chew
cows moo
cows poo

cows munch
cows lunch
cows crunch

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photos by lynn

cows hay
cows lay
cows may

all day.