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Friday, October 1, 2010

Poem of the Week

Welcome to Saturday’s Poem of the Week. Each week, Bill Cook of Poetry Matters and I (Talon) take turns highlighting one of the poems from Monday’s Potluck Poetry.  I hope everyone enjoyed reading all the amazing poetry this week as much as I did.  It’s really neat to see all the interaction of creative minds—a pure delight. Thank you, Jingle, for being such a stellar hostess.

This week I’ve chosen the poem “A Little Bit Strange” by Susan St. Pierre of Sillyfrog’s Blog:

A Little Bit Strange

Charity bit Jenny
Jenny bit a bug
The bug bit Susie
Then hid underneath the rug
Susie bit Jasper
Who sat upon a stool
The stool tipped over
Kept Jasper after school
Jasper bit his dog
Who blamed it on the cat
The cat bit our neighbor
Who believed it was a bat
The neighbor called the MD
The MD didn’t care
Then the neighbor bit the postman
On the derriere.
The postman went crazy
(we know they often do)
Bit a passing hobo
Who bit a bird or two
The birds bit an elephant
Who took it quite to heart
Now that you are listening
Here’s the funny part
The elephant bit a kid
Who was visiting the zoo
The police were called
And took an interview
The questioning went on
‘Til they solved the crime
Now Charity’s in shackles
Doing lots of time
The moral of this story
We’ll remember from this day
A little bit of Charity
Goes a long, long way!

This poem had me grinning from ear to ear - and laughing at the very clever ending. The flow, the rhyme, the rhythm - all so beautifully done. Susan says, in part, on her website, “My newest life adventure is to write books utilizing my years with children. Theodor Geisel ,better known as Dr. Seuss, is one of my heroes. From what I’ve read he never had children of his own. I’ve taken care of so many kids, I know what he meant when he said,”You make ‘em, I amuse ‘em.”...

Well, you’re doing a fabulous job, Susan! Thank you so much for sharing your terrific writing with Jingle Poetry. We look forward to much more! To read more of Susan's wonderful writing, please visit her at Sillyfrog's Blog.

I look forward to reading more fantastic writings on this coming Monday’s Poetry Potluck. The McLinky will we be up on Sunday at 8 pm (CST) and will stay open until Wednesday 8 am (CST). Now with extra time to share up to 3 poems! And I hope you all have the opportunity to visit each other’s blogs – so much great writing to enjoy! Look forward to seeing you all there!


Shigune Matsui said...

Hahaha funny. It just keeps going and going and going. By the way, when it comes to interviewing poets, do you contact them through e-mail?

Anonymous said...

I am flabbergasted and so humbled by this honor...Thank-you!

Jingle said...

brilliant choice, Talon.
i always enjoyed Susan/Silly frog's work, her poem carries wit, joy, and humor and her ending is always full of magic or surprise...

Glad to see her work appearing in our poem of the week week 4.
Way to go!

Jingle Poetry said...

You must comment on Tracy/lovelyannie's blog post to ask them the interview questions....
referring to Shigune Matsui....
Thanks for the comment and interest in our community.


Jingle Poetry said...

You can find their link by looking at the right hand side of out blog, check the official list...also, read about US to learn more about our features..

Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

A worthy winner. The poem is great fun.

kathew said...

so silly and so very clever- thanks for having this posted!

RiikaInfinityy said...

Wonderful and lovely, fun to read and nice flow of words, loving it<3 =P

Anonymous said...

just awesome jingle. i read if from start to end without inhaling or exhaling.

its hilarious.


P K Hawk said...

Hey Susan,
See, I told you that you should be published. Now you are. Congratulations, and good going. I can't wait for another one of your outstanding poems to be chosen as poem of the week.

Anonymous said...

A very heartwarming and funny poem, love the clever rhyming :D
great job, Susan :D

Olivia said...

Cute Cute Cute.. Super- funny.. Couldn't have been better for a weekend..
Talon: This one's so funny and yet so lively. I am grinning ear to ear..


Anonymous said...

So much fun-- reminds me of A. A. Milne's "The king asked the queen, and the Queen asked the Dairymaid..." but with a touch of Edward Gorey!

Rinkly Rimes said...


I hope this is in the right place!

The featured poem was very neat.

Anonymous said...

I am still beaming from this honor...your comments have me walking on air! Thanks to you all!

Amanda said...

Wonderful choice, Talon. Her work is always with so much humor, fun and joy. What a wonderful person to highlight this week. Congratulations!!

Eric Alder said...

Gotta love a poem with a punch-line! Great stuff!

(And true, too!)

Anonymous said...

A pleasure to read. Very Dr. Seuss like. Nice choice. - Bill

JamieDedes said...

Talon, fine choice and nice commentary. Thank you! :-)

Congrats, Susan, and another wonderful poem that makes us grin from ear to ear. Love i! I'm all smiles ...

Evelyn said...

THAT? is so very awesome.
Love anyone that can use "Derriere" in a poem

MM said...

That's so awesome, it's like a Rude Golberg effect in a poem leading to a great punch line. Made me smile all the way through and laugh at the end, great job:)