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