Let's Eat!

blanket spread
fresh baked bread

chicken thighs
apple pies

outdoor meal
grass appeal

lakeside munch
picnic lunch

Monkey Business

wild monkeys
smell funky
count them in the trees

1 droops
2 poop
3-4-5 swing free

Sky Writing

contrails -
the jet
 a message
on the cobalt chalkboard

Fluctuating Flight


Legs and wings flailing
the crane fly hovers spasticly
in my air space.
Its erratic flight pattern
causes me turbulence.


Where poetry and nature collide...this tanka was inspired by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes' fun Monthly Challenge at Today's Little Ditty and Tucson's recent invasion of the crane fly.

Check out all the Poetry Friday Fun at Reading to the Core.

St. Patrick's Day Perfection

clover leaf
corned beef
drink big*
Irish jig

*green milk, of course

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

No Fair!

sibling rivalry
he counts the raisins
in her cookie

Join the poetry fun at Robyn's blog!

Ode to Dr. Seuss (reposting)

He went by Doctor -
His real name was Ted.
His books are perfect
When read before bed.

He introduced us 
To Green Eggs and Ham,
A hat wearing cat,
That pushy guy, Sam.

With hapless Horton
We heard a faint Who.
He allowed us to ponder
If I Ran the Zoo.

He taught us to "moo"
Like ol' Mr. Brown.
He never failed to 
Turn frowns up-side-down.

His books make us think.
His books make us laugh.
His amazing work
Is his best epitaph.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!