Happy Poetry Friday!
I’m not one to sidestep bad news, however there’s so much out there I’m taking a break and offering a light post on our one in every four year occurrence of Leap Year…
My Leap Year poem was inspired by Buffy Silverman’s prompt that she gave all of us earlier this month, appearing on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ site Today’s Little Ditty, and her post: Spotlight on Buffy Silverman + DMC Challenge. Thanks to both Michelle and Buffy!
BTW Buffy’s challenge comes from her terrific new book, ON A SNOW-MELTING DAY: SEEKING SIGNS OF SPRING. For the prompt we were to write a poem using “combined or invented words,” she also encouraged us to take a nature walk. I love taking nature walks, and I’ve been missing our neighborhood’s mischievous cottontails…
Though I have to admit I did double duty on this poem, for I was jumping at the opportunity to write a Leap Year poem and include a rabbit in it. Buffy’s prompt provided the perfect marriage for both of these poem ponderings…
Rabbit-stirring started early
on Valentine-loving day…
Spring-creeping curled up by
get those whiskers-whisking about.
Leap Year-calling has come
Leap Year-singing has begun–
Shake those big feet-stompers
wake those big feet-leapers,
are you ready with your
© 2020 Michelle Kogan
Here’s an old familiar Leap Year Ditty…
LEAP YEAR POEM
By Mother Goose
Is it just me, or does anyone else recite that fourth line as:
Except for quite contrary February…
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