Thursday, August 20, 2015

DMC: More fairy tale fare from Joy Acey

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 golden horn from Little Boy Blue.
From Cinderella, her dancing shoe.

Leaves from a bean stalk that Jack grew.
Red Riding Hood's cape and basket too.
                                                       – Joy Acey, 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. Oh my! Dragon is treading in fairy tale territory. What will be next?
    So cute, Joy!

  2. Love this, Joy. Fun to imagine all those fairy tale things gobbled up.

  3. I am enjoying these poems for Penny's challenge!

  4. I wonder if all this swallowing is helping Dragon to digest what he's reading. (Ha! I crack myself up!)

  5. This is very fun, Joy. I love all these fairy tale verses.