[poetry friday] “Blow It Up, Pufferfish” — My March Madness Poetry Poem

There’s a crazy poetry battle going on, and it’s March Madness Poetry, created by Ed DeCaria! I had to use the word “fickle” in my poem, and I decided to write about the shape-shifting pufferfish (aka blowfish). I’m battling it out in Round One right now, and voting ends this afternoon at 3 p.m. U.S. Central Time.
Here’s my poem:

Blow It Up, Pufferfish!
Pufferfish, thin fickle fish,
you slimly, slowly swim.
But here come
FINS and NEEDLE-GRIN!
Dinner could be grim.

 
To read the rest of the poem and vote for your favorite, click here. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the tournament, too. You’ll see lots of Poetry Friday friends there:>)
Jone, librarian extraordinaire at Check It Out,?has today’s Poetry Friday roundup – enjoy!
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36 Responses

  1. Oh, my GOSH, I can’t believe that’s already started again! I’m glad you spoke up; I missed the announcement.

    1. Check out the wonderful poems, Tanita. And I was just recommending on Wednesday your fantastic MARE’S WAR to a client:>)

  2. Oh, my GOSH, I can’t believe that’s already started again! I’m glad you spoke up; I missed the announcement.

    1. Check out the wonderful poems, Tanita. And I was just recommending on Wednesday your fantastic MARE’S WAR to a client:>)

    1. Thanks, Susanna. I’d say we’re neck and neck, but it’s tough when a pufferfish has no neck:>) I’m off to read and vote on them all now!

    1. Thanks, Susanna. I’d say we’re neck and neck, but it’s tough when a pufferfish has no neck:>) I’m off to read and vote on them all now!

  3. What a fun challenge. I like the use of your word and will check out the round one peeps this morning!

    1. Thanks, Betsy. I just finished voting on all the Round One matchups. Wow. There were some incredibly tough choices. Lots of amazing poems submitted!

  4. What a fun challenge. I like the use of your word and will check out the round one peeps this morning!

    1. Thanks, Betsy. I just finished voting on all the Round One matchups. Wow. There were some incredibly tough choices. Lots of amazing poems submitted!

    1. Thanks, Renee–and I love your daffodil poem. The beautiful language in stanza one giving way to the humor and cleverness in stanza two…marvelous!

    1. Thanks, Renee–and I love your daffodil poem. The beautiful language in stanza one giving way to the humor and cleverness in stanza two…marvelous!

  5. Fun poem and cool picture of a puffer fish! I read, enjoyed, and was awed by all the first round poems in the March Madness competition. Good luck!

  6. Fun poem and cool picture of a puffer fish! I read, enjoyed, and was awed by all the first round poems in the March Madness competition. Good luck!

  7. You are really good at this ‘non-fiction’ poems, Laura. I love the poem, have a puffer-fish shell on a shelf at home, now your poem can reside with it. Congrats & best wishes for round 2!

    1. Thanks, Linda. I do love nonfiction poems. They are SO much fun to write! Can’t remember if I already told you this, but I loved how Darwin “saw nothing random” in your poem.

  8. You are really good at this ‘non-fiction’ poems, Laura. I love the poem, have a puffer-fish shell on a shelf at home, now your poem can reside with it. Congrats & best wishes for round 2!

    1. Thanks, Linda. I do love nonfiction poems. They are SO much fun to write! Can’t remember if I already told you this, but I loved how Darwin “saw nothing random” in your poem.

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