Thursday, August 13, 2015

DMC: Spicy and sweet from Martha O'Quinn

There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed . . .
Things from my refrigerator.
Albert Allen’s alligator.

Mr. Tobin’s fresh grown squash.
Edamame succotash.

Bacon, sausage, juicy steak
Pudding, pies, and birthday cake.
                                                          – Penny Parker Klostermann, all rights reserved

A little salsa fiery and red
to fuel the fire inside his head.
Then gallons of sweet, sweet southern tea
to soothe the beast, and a smile for me?
                                                        – Martha O'Quinn, all rights reserved

Penny Parker Klostermann has challenged us to write one to four couplets following her example– things we might feed a dragon to avoid being swallowed ourselves.  Click HERE for more details.

Send your couplets to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a whopper of a cumulative poem featured at our wrap-up celebration on Friday, August 28th.  One lucky participant will win a personalized copy of Penny's deliciously funny debut picture book:


  1. Ah, so that's where dragon fire comes from! I should've known. ;) If you run out of sweet tea, let me know, Martha. I've got some in my fridge... the more smiling, the better.

  2. What fun! I'm surprised my hubby and sons aren't breathing fire given how much spicy stuff they eat. ;)

  3. Dragon thanks you for the extra fuel, Martha. You're very thoughtful and very smart to stay on Dragon's good side ;-)

  4. Hi Martha...I'll have a serving of that sweet tea, please. ;) And with the salsa, Penny's dragon will be able to attend the party of Dragons Love Tacos. ;) ;)

  5. This one is terrific. Thanks for sharing it here.