Friday, February 5, 2021

Panda·poem·nium

 What's black and white and cute all over?

Well, besides Smidgey...












You guessed it...PANDAS!

To take my your mind off the pand·emic, I thought I'd put it on something beary cute...

Panda·poem·nium!

Earlier in the week I saw this video about the Pandas at the National Zoo enjoying their snow day:

They really know how to ROLL with the weather! 

Poetry in motion!

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Inspired, I set out to write this Panda·poem·nium post. 

Considering Panda's, ahem, trouble with finding a mate, I thought I'd help a bear out with dating app ad:

Mr. Panda, 25 

(Fuzzy-Wuzzy to you if we're a match!)

Don't let the black circles

around my eyes or

my paunchy tummy fool you -

the wiggle in my waddle

is how I put the adore

in adorable.

With my 12-hour a day

bamboo munching buffet,

I'm all about the slow jam groove.

No longer endangered,

only vulnerable,

I am looking for a gal 

who will Panda to

my every whim...

Text me if you can BEAR it.
©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

And then yesterday, on my afternoon walk/jog, I saw this little fella hanging around the forest path:












Another panda·poem·ium inspiration hit... 

Fall From Grace:

While reaching for her milk,

Grace shifted her blanket of silk

And I fell from the pram.

 

Neither mum nor Grace did see,

my prone form splayed by the tree

after hitting the trail – wham!

 

Torrential rains soaked me,

mud and dirt cloaked me –

who would help me now?

 

Face down and dirty,

no longer soft and furry,

someone hoisted me onto this bough.

 

Now I hang and wait,

for luck to be my fate –

will Grace ever come back this way?

 

I long for the washer,

not scared to be squashered –

in Grace’s arms I long to stay.

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

Enjoy this week's round up at Jone Rush MacCulloch's blog!



25 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness that ad for a match! ha! So fun and funny. I'm sure Mr. Panda will be surrounded by interested miss-es.
    Awwwww, poor panda stuffie. To the washer, quick! Let's hope it's reunited with Grace right away. Two great poems. Are you poeming overtime this week?

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    1. Thanks, Linda! What better way to distract myself than with a squishy, furry fella and poetry!? :)

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  2. Who could resist Mr. Panda? I hope he finds a lady with a waddle as adorable as his. Thanks for bringing us this Panda break!

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    1. Thank you, Tabatha, for hanging out with my latest furry distraction. :)

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  3. Well, I am sure Mr. Panda is on his way to romance with an add like that. I enjoyed the panda break very much.

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    1. Thank you, Kay! We all need a break from the world once in a while...why not enjoy it with a panda?

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  4. Wow, I love both your panda poems! I really hope Grace finds her friend!

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! I know, I worry about the little person who lost that stuffy. I'll have to go back up in the forest soon and see if it still hanging on the tree... :)

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  5. Both panda poems are fun. Really like the first one with a Valentine Day theme,

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  6. Both really cute panda poems! Very inventive to use a dating app advertisement for Mr. Panda! I hope the Panda finds his way back to Grace! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I figure I'll never create a dating profile, but I can use my writing ability to help a fella out. :)

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  7. Bridget, these poems are so delightful so much so that Mr. Panda should be flooded with panda lovers who want a really wonderful male. I've seen the video you shared being tossed around Twitter recently so you took the ball and ran with it, just in time for Valentine's day.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I was smitten when I saw that video, and then to see the panda stuffy on the tree, it was fate. :)

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  8. Brilliant, Bridget! Surely with that ad, Panda would have lots of potential suitors! Adorable. I can't wait to start our ZOOM day with the panda cam. We've been using Cornell's bird web cams and this will be a fun change for my Kindergarteners!

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    1. Thanks, Christie! I love the idea of your Kindergartners starting their days with these furry fellas. You can't help but smile when you see a panda.

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    2. We tried the panda cam today and it was a huge hit!

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  9. These are so funny! I especially loved the puns in the first, so many including, "panda" to every whim and "Text me if you can bear it."

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    1. Thanks, Janice! I'm a little pun-heavy, but I suppose that is better than being 'waddle' heavy...ahem. :)

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  10. You are the queen of PUN, Bridget."who will Panda to/my every whim..." I saw that video more than once, people clinging for a good laugh in the midst of the freak-out snow storm. I feel bad for the panda hung in the tree. Once, we actually stopped on a highway to save someone's bear. Never found the owner but my daughter certainly gave it love. Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I could totally see you rescuing a stuffy on the side of the road. I thought about taking this fella and washing him, but I'm hoping "Grace's" pram will pass by again soon. :)

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  11. Bridget, you are the master of lonely hearts! With your help, Panda is sure to find a love interest, and no doubt one with a good sense of humor. You are too funny! Thanks for a dose of light-hearted fun. You make it look so easy!

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    1. Thank you, Molly! Your words are exactly what I need to read right now. :)

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  12. Thank you for panda-ing to our every need for fluffy and adorable at this time, Bridget!

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    1. You're welcome, Heidi! It is my pleasure to serve up the fluffy and adorable during this challenging time. :)

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