Thursday, February 18, 2016

DMC: "Ditty" by Karen Eastlund


Little ditty
Why your verse
Feels so giddy
Why your tempo
And rhyme
Fill our heads

Though your bloodline’s
Perhaps some
Feel disdain
But most find you
On rerun instead

Little ditty
There’s no need
For pity
We love all your
Whimsy and bounce

When we hear
Your refrain
We don’t cringe
Or complain
We just join you for fun
That’s what counts!

© 2016 Karen Eastlund. All rights reserved.

David L. Harrison has challenged us to write poems inspired by the word "ditty" this month. Click HERE for more details.

Send your poem 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 on Friday, February 26th, and one lucky participant will win a copy of his newest collection for children:

For an additional chance to win, write a poem inspired by "leaves" for David's Word of the Month (W.O.M.) challenge HERE. 


  1. C'est très bien, Karen. I like that voice talking to the ditty very much, "for fun". Sweet poem.

    1. Merci beaucoup, Linda. I appreciate your encouragement.

  2. I also like the approach you've taken, Karen– speaking directly to this little French ditty with gentle, encouraging words. Yes, let's all join in just for the fun of it!

  3. Reading this series of ditties is the most fun I've had all week!