picture + form = Böögg

 (i)*National Poetry Month 2021

To celebrate I am sharing a picture and poetic form - everyday in April!

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April: Open Wide

3 April: Who Am I?

4 April: Cone-y Island Dog

5 April: Happy Birthday, Colleen!

6 April: Watermark Moon

7 April: GOTCHA!

8 April: Snow Kidding

9 April: I 'der' to Learn German

10 April: Labyrinth Enlightenment

11 April: Hoverbird

12 April: Lucky Ducky

13 April: Stone Face

14 April: Let's Dance

15 April: Optimism

16 April: Seek and Ye Shall Find

17 April: Unstable Connection

18 April: Two Tired Together

19 April 2021 picture + form: Böögg


The Swiss use an exploding snowman,

instead of a prognosticating groundhog.

How long it burns decides summer's plan.

The Swiss use an exploding snowman,

a sleeve of goosebumps or a suntan?

Just give us a reprieve from the fog!

The Swiss use an exploding snowman,

instead of a prognosticating groundhog.

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.


picture: pixabay had an actual picture of a Böögg used

 in the Zurich Sechseläuten festival that takes place on 

the 3rd Monday of April at 6pm 

(in 2021 it is being televised because of Corona)


poetic form: Triolet

  • 8 line poem
  • line 1 repeats as lines 4 and 7
  • line 2 repeats as line 8
  • has the rhyme scheme abaaabab 


Tabatha said...

Thanks for introducing us to Bööggs. Let us know what happens this year!

Linda B said...

Everyone does their own thing & do we believe it? We have snow again tonight! Your repeating lines seem to get louder - hmmm. I'll have to check this one out!

Bridget Magee said...

I will! I have a post planned on the results...:)

Bridget Magee said...

We watched it 'live' via TV last night. Pretty spectacular sight! :)

Mary Lee said...

Fascinating! Who knew?

And do tell -- what was the forecast? More fog? Or bright sun?

Bridget Magee said...

SUN! We hope... :)

skanny17 said...

Thank you for this triolet. I feel like I am in a poetry master class! And I did not know of Swizterland's tradition. The "exploding snowman"!! Well, the ground hog and his shadow, I would need to see data as to how accurate he is. We have been to that town a couple of times but not on Feb. 2 and of course there is the movie. Which I do like, must say. Here's to spring!!
Janet Clare F.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Janet Clare! :)

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