Today’s poem comes from Guinea Pig Town and Other Animal Poems?(Walker Books Australia and New Zealand, 2013), by?Lorraine Marwood. Lorraine is a new-to-me poet whose work I need to explore more!?I’m someone who’s made loads of mistakes, especially in the kitchen.?Watch the video to?learn what I?caught on fire recently. Aaannnnnyway, let’s just say I could relate to this poem:>)
There’s a mistake on the front lawn
and the magpies creep up
peck, hop back, peck
look around, squawk
then shake their beaks.
Even they can tell
a rock-hard, well-burnt
of cooking when they inspeck it!
–by Lorraine Marwood, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video: