Wednesday, September 10, 2014

DMC: "Dog Park Tree Apostrophe" by April Halprin Wayland

Before I share today's little ditty by April Halprin Wayland, I should mention that poems of address are also known as apostrophe poems.  Clearly, April had fun with this one!


Hello, Tree.
Thank you for your upright trunk—
it’s fabulous to sniff.

I love that I don’t have to beg,
when I line you up against my leg
…..and lift.

© 2014 April Halprin Wayland, published with permission of the author, who controls all rights.

Irene Latham has challenged us to write a poem of address this month (click HERE for details). We'd love for you to join in! Send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right.

Submissions will be included in an end-of-month wrap-up on September 26th and all participants will be entered to win a copy of Irene's beautiful new children's poetry collection:


  1. So much delight packed into these few simple lines-- for the reader, the dog... maybe not so much for the tree, but who knows? Thanks so much for your fun contribution to our Ditty of the Month Club, April!

  2. Funny poem! I love it. I'll bet kids will really like it. Thanks for posting it.

  3. Michelle ~ who knows? Maybe the tree likes having a life purpose...

    Rossi ~ thank you! I hope lots of kids see this one. Thanks for stopping by!