Wednesday, February 12, 2020
DMC: "Pups at Play" by Tabatha Yeatts
PUPS AT PLAY
A wee nose-nudge
in a sleeping ear
earns a grrreeting...
but she's still sleeping!
He tries a paw-prod,
a leg-chew, a collar-chomp—
what will it take
to get her up?
she snarl-rolls to her feet,
Stop gnawing on me
while I'm trying to sleep!
He tears down the hall
with her fast on his heels—
playtime has started
with a roar and retreat!
© 2020 by Tabatha Yeatts. All rights reserved.
Buffy Silverman has challenged us to write a poem that uses combined or invented words. Click HERE for more details and to read this month's Spotlight ON interview.
Post your poem on our February 2020 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, February 28th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her nonfiction poetry picture book from Millbrook Press:
Aw, this is so cute, Tabatha! I love it all, but that 'snarl-rolls' is just as it is! Terrific answer to the challenge!ReplyDelete
So adorable, T! And I love that your word choices are as playful as the subject matter. :)ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, M.! 🎈 We had this poem play out this very morning (again). Preston likes to mess with Lucy while she is wrapped up in her blanket.ReplyDelete
Fun! Love those compound words!ReplyDelete
Oh I can see that nose-nudge (and have experienced several today, as there's no extra dog for someone to play with.) Such a fun poem, Tabatha!ReplyDelete
Fantastic! I've seen this a thousand times. Perfect.ReplyDelete
I love the nose-nudge and paw-prod. Fun answer to the challenge.ReplyDelete
awwwww. I'm just a puddle of love for dog right nowReplyDelete
As a dog lover, I have to love this poem. So cute. And I got my copy of Buffy's new book today! Woot! Woot!ReplyDelete
Perfect word choices! Can feel and hear and see this one so clearly!ReplyDelete