Monday, February 20, 2017

DMC: "Happy" by Irene Latham




HAPPY

She spins
like a merry-go-round,
she climbs every tree.
She's a busy, buzzy bumblebee.

She's a red balloon
drifting across blue sky.
She's a pair of polka-dotted rainboots
worn during a dry July.

She sings, she smiles.
Sometimes she curls up
with sleeping crocodiles.

                                   SNAP!

She disappears for a while.


© 2017 Irene Latham. all rights reserved.


Jeannine Atkins has challenged us to write a poem that uses personified feeling. For more details, click HERE.

Post your poem on our February 2017 padlet.  All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, February 24th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her latest novel-in-verse from Atheneum Books/Simon & Schuster:






10 comments:

  1. This skips across he page. I love the polka-dotted boots. My youngest granddaughter wears he "pink" boots often, and we never have rain! Happy smiles here in your poem! Thanks, Irene and Michelle.

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  2. Ha! Yes, watch out for that snap. What a lively poem that must be read out loud. Good for giggles but there is truth there for sure.

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  3. Such a happy-go-lucky frolic... until that surprise ending. (:-O) Love it, Irene!

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  4. Wishing everyone happy rain boots… And not crocodiles! xo

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  5. Skipping along with Happy & then...

    my polk dots go flying into the japing jaw of a Southern reptilian!
    Irene, you have captured the ephemeral truth of Happy in this one. Brava.


    . . .
    Michelle, I can't do any more with what I've produced from the personification prompt & intend to post very soon.

    Jeannine, Because of Today's Little Ditty letting me know about you, I am pleased to have found my own copy of BORROWED NAMES (on my book table now.) I am anticipating curling up in a chair to meet Rose, A'Lelia & Irene & see how they relate to their famous Mothers.

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  6. This poem makes me happy...need to find me a pair of polka dotted rain boots!

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  7. Such a clever ending, Irene. One of my students twirled into my class and said, "When you have a positive attitude, every day is your birthday!" Made my Monday morning a happy place. Thanks for this happy poem to top it off.

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