A few weeks ago, I shared an anthology edited by J. Patrick Lewis, U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate,?called Book of Animal Poetry. I promised to come back and share a lighter poem this time, and here it is!
It’s not made of jelly; it isn’t a fish.
Mostly it drifts, but can move with a swish.
It doesn’t have lungs or a brain; most can’t see.
It captures its dinner tentacularly.
Named after a Gorgon who turned men to stone.
It’s best if you leave this Medusa alone.
–Kelly Ramsdell Fineman
Kelly is so clever–I love it. Tentacularly is my favorite. And it’s wonderful to see so many of our Poetry Friday poets in this anthology. Congratulations!
And, finally, THANK YOU to all those of you who went and liked or rated or reviewed BookSpeak on Amazon. I can’t tell you how much it meant that you took the time to do that!
Betsy at Teaching Young Writers has the Poetry Friday roundup. Go enjoy!