Wednesday, February 7, 2018

DMC: "Epitaph to a Bird that Failed to Take Off" by Kathryn Apel




EPITAPH TO A BIRD THAT FAILED TO TAKE OFF

No go dodo.

© 2018 Kathryn Apel. All rights reserved.



Click HERE to read this month's interview with J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen. They have challenged us to write an epitaph poem—a funny or clever verse that might appear on your chosen subject's tombstone.

Post your poem on our February 2018 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, February 23rd, and one lucky participant will win a copy of their morbidly humorous collection from Charlesbridge:






12 comments:

  1. Your economy of words is admirable, Kat. (As is your sense of humor!)

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  2. That's HIGH-larious. Or perhaps LOW-larious.

    Jane Yolen

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  3. Ah, the power of a few well-chosen words! lol

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  4. Oh, my, sad! It's all that's needed. I have seen the last dodo, stuffed and in the Harvard Natural History Museum. It was a moment to remember.

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    1. That redefines sadness, Linda. But yes, a moment to remember.

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  5. Oh, poor dodo–glad you remembered it though!

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  6. This is a lovely surprise, Michelle! Glad you and your readers liked. :)

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  7. This concise poem could fly with Sally's Terse Verse for Poetry Friday today! (See, I'm late to your poem.) Poor little dodo. Thanks, Kat!

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    1. I thought the same thing, Robyn. I'd written terse verse, without even realising. :)

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