Thursday, June 25, 2015

DMC: "Alice's Treehouse" by Mindy Gars Dolandis

Alice’s Treehouse
I’m excited about my new treehouse! gushed Alice.
It’s going to look like a princess’s palace.
I’ll paint the floor lilac, the walls sea foam green,
the door dusty rose, the roof aquamarine.
Aside from the usual paraphernalia,
I’ll decorate with all the finest regalia:
A golden-trimmed, pink velvet throne that’s gigantic,
and white chiffon curtains, so soft and romantic.
My treehouse will be finer than any other!
Yeah, dream all you want, said Sammy, her brother,
but it won’t build itself, so stop all your yammering.
Pick up a hammer and nails and start hammering!

© 2015 Mindy Gars Dolandis. All rights reserved.

Corey Rosen Schwartz has challenged us to write a stanza or two about building a treehouse, using unpredictable rhymes of more than one syllable. Click HERE for all the details.

Send your stanzas to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration TOMORROW, Friday, June 26th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of Corey's delightful new picture book:


  1. Where do I sign up? This is where I plan to take my next vacation! Such wonderful use of description, Mindy– the colors, the textures... and your rhyming is tiptop. Oh and that ending! But enough yammering. Great job, Mindy. :)

  2. Ha! What a cute idea. This sounds like the treehouse my granddaughter would build if she only had a tree!