Thursday, April 26, 2018

DMC: "Astronomy Field Trip" by Juanita Havill


Dinosaurs with telescopes
explore the sky at night—
sliver of moon and shimmering stars.
They marvel at the sight.
But rocks in space called asteroids
that flare when they ignite
in the atmosphere of planet Earth
give dinosaurs a fright.
© 2018 Juanita Havill. All rights reserved.
Click HERE to read this month's interview with Deborah Bruss and Matt Forrest Esenwine. They've challenged us to write a poem about something you would not expect a dinosaur (or another kind of animal) to do.

Leave your poem on our April 2018 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration tomorrow, Friday, April 27th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of their fun new rhyming picture book from POW! Kids:


  1. Oh my, and they definitely should be alarmed! Love the subtle message, & imagining those telescope-using dinos!

  2. What a clever take on this month's challenge, Juanita! It conjures such a sweet image... until the doom sets in, anyway.

  3. Great punch line at the end, Juanita! Made me laugh.