Thursday, May 15, 2014

DMC: "Peepers" by Mayra Donnell

from vernal pools
with pure ancient voices,
joyously herald the season
with song.

© 2014 Mayra Donnell. All rights reserved.

A note from Mayra: Peepers are frogs that winter over in vernal pools by the edge of woods.  They come to life when temperature rises above 40 degrees in the spring. Man do they peep!!!  The peep can be heard over one mile.  Not bad for a 1 to 2 inch creature.

Laura Purdie Salas has challenged us to come up with a water-themed cinquain this month.  Click HERE for details.  If you would like to join in the fun, use the contact form in the sidebar to the right to send me your splashtastic poem!


  1. What a beautiful cinquain, Mayra! I especially love "pure ancient voices." Here's an audio clip for anyone interested:

  2. Very nice. I wait to hear the peepers every year.

  3. I make my teens crazy, driving through the neighborhood with windows down when the peepers are out -- no matter the weather. Michelle, I posted a photo of the thousands of tadpoles in our local pond today.

  4. Beautiful for Spring! What a nice challenge.