Monday, April 24, 2017

DMC: "Shrek" by Mindy Gars Dolandis

In November 2014, Bob Raczka challenged us to write haiku from the the point of view of our favorite monsters. Given last Friday's post, it seems appropriate to follow up with a monster-themed haiku, don't you think?


Big, ugly ogre 
is not who I am inside
Fiona sees love

© 2017 Mindy Gars Dolandis. 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.
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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 this 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. Shrek is a character that teaches us how to love. Thanks for showing him so well, Mindy.

  2. Thanks for this, Mindy. I can always use the reminder not to judge too quickly or harshly... a nasty habit that's all too common these days.

  3. One of my favorite Steig characters and favorite movies summed up in just 12 words! Brava, Mindy! =)

  4. Sweet. Love that last line!