Tuesday, February 9, 2016

DMC: "That's not all, Jane" by Kate O'Neil


And should a ditty
change a mind
and help someone
do something kind
you’d have to have
a second thought
for though a ditty
is quite short
it works just like
a butterfly
and might move mountains
by and by.
Simple words in
simple rhyme
can ripple to
the end of time.

© 2016 Kate O'Neil. All rights reserved.

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

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  1. Love this positive take, Kate, and especially your comparison of a ditty to a butterfly.

  2. Great follow-up to Jane's ditty description. They can create good things! Love the rhythm of this!

  3. Butterfly moving mountains, great poetic reply!

  4. Thanks, Kate. Glad to see us off and rocking so quickly and well.

  5. Sweet continuation of Jane's poem! Love that a ditty "could help someone do something kind". =)