Saturday, April 2, 2011

Poetry Bus 4/4/11











The wonderful prompt and picture from Titus the dog,
this week. Then- a choice- from a list of creatures.
and because of their looong twisty, aloft and banded
tails- I was off following a promise of mischief...

Following amusement,
from thin and black
or grey and banded-
a flag aloft
and chittering.


It must be vocal too ?
Ahh Yes- sound and movement
often go together
wether tis a cat, or otter sliding down a bank,
a ring tailed Lemur marching,
or a mongoose hunting Cobra.

The streak walks a very fine line.
Well paced as if
paws were held aloft
in considered suspension-

Then sudden turning
passion  is up a notch:
reddening of an eye
twitch of ear,
or nose.

Funny playful has run
from sunny side
on with hum and rumble;
Does it matter who does the warning?
If it is followed by
a pounce or leap

caught mid air,
mischief has gone on
beyond play
to land in full color wild.

17 comments:

Mama Zen said...

I like this!

Titus said...

Oh izzy, that's so well done. Handled the twin natures beautifully; The streak walks a very fine line - and that last line is stunning.
Wonderful poem.

Titus said...

If I could use this in the artist's book project I'd be really grateful. If it's a yes, e-mail me at TitusmckayATaolDOTcom with the name you'd like it to appear under.

Argent said...

Nicely observed!

The Bug said...

I want to land in full color wild!

Enchanted Oak said...

Cheers! very good tail telling, Iz.

Dave King said...

Yes, funny and slightly off-center. I really like this.

Emerging Writer said...

Reddening of an eye. This play is preparation for the pounces of the natural world

Jinksy said...

You capture the animal's character so well...

Peter Goulding said...

The playful use of nouns and adjectives mirrors that tail which seems to have a life of its own.

hope said...

Mischief perfectly portrayed! :)

120 Socks said...

Really liked this!

Helen said...

The Bus may not be large enough to contain that mid-air leap ... great poem!

Doctor FTSE said...

There's more to lemurs than meets the aye-aye! (Sorreeeeee!)

Lucy Westenra said...

A good rendering of lemur mischievousness. Doctor . . that must go down as the worst joke EVER. LOL.

Kat Mortensen said...

Very nice and I love that landing in "full colour wild", especially.

Kat

MuseSwings said...

the hunt - caught beautifully in your poem! Great landing in "full color wild"!