Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DMC: "Just a Little Ditty" by Rebekah Hoeft

When I posted David L. Harrison's poem yesterday, I mentioned that no one's brought a poem to the potluck based on his challenge yet. In February 2016, David challenged us to write poems inspired by the word "ditty." Right on cue, Rebekah Hoeft responded with this pretty little ditty.


Some may claim their love in stanzas,
Eighty-paged extravaganzas;
Bet their darlings won't remember
What was written come December.

My way differs oh so slightly:
Verses few that trip so lightly;
Little ditties stick so nicely,
State my cause just so precisely.

© 2017 Rebekah Hoeft. All rights reserved.

The DMC challenge for National Poetry Month is to contribute to our Ditty Potluck. Follow the guidelines for any one of the last 28 challenges, choosing from the following recipes:
Click HERE for an alphabetical list of all the DMC challenges.
Click HERE for an alphabetical list of all the Spotlight interviews.

Post your poem on our April 2017 padlet and be sure to indicate which challenge you are responding to.  All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, April 28th, and one lucky participant, chosen randomly, will select from the following:

Option 1: A set of 8 copies of The Best of Today's Little Ditty: 2014-2015 to use with a classroom or extracurricular group.

Option 2: One copy of The Best of Today's Little Ditty, plus a $20 gift card to purchase a poetry book(s) of your choice.

Option 3: A $25 gift card if you already have all the copies of The Best of TLD you need.


  1. Oh, Easter Break, let me count the ways...
    I think I'll write a ditty about how much I love being off for a week and having time to write little ditties on command! Or maybe it should be an ode. Or perhaps a poem about refuge and solace!? Whatevs--thanks as usual for the inspiration, Michelle (and David!)!

    I love your alphabetized list, by the way--I linked it to my desktop so I have no excuse for not writing something.

    1. Thanking my lucky stars for any and all ditties that arise from your Spring Break giddiness, Rebekah! LOVE this breath of ditty sunshine, and your Deeper Wisdom poem, too.(I actually had your DW poem scheduled for today, but after I saw your response to David's post, I felt a switcheroo was in order.)

    2. :)
      THAT response was sunshine for me! Thank you!

  2. Your ditty and then your comment reminded me of that Cat Stevens song recently on tv, "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out" Rebekah. Love that you did write something to sing!

    1. :) Thank you, Linda! My husband is not so thrilled when I sing out. To be fair, I believe that everything is a song lyric and he feels like maybe not quite!

      I think I'm going to have to go with your sentiment.

  3. Way to go, Rebekah! This is such a lovely way to make my morning better. Many thanks. I love your poem!

    1. Thank you so much, David, for your kind words! I hope your day is perfectly perfect.

  4. Haha! This is delightful. A perfect Valentine's card, -- my husband would appreciate it!

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I am fighting to urge to add some stanzas to make it more Valentinesy/anniversary-ish!

  5. Nicely, 'precisely' done, Rebekah! Woot for Spring Break inspiration! =)

  6. Great use of ditty and extravaganza. Love the joyful wittiness.