National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Zorilla

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Today’s word: ZORILLA

Definition: A striped polecat. Lives in mainly Africa. Zorilla comes from the Spanish word, zorro, which means fox.

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A poem in the zeno form seems appropriate for the letter Z.  Zeno is a creation of J. Patrick Lewis.  It’s a 10-line verse form with a repeating syllable count of 8,4,2,1,4,2,1,4,2,1. The rhyme scheme is abcdefdghd.

zorilla of Africa
deimatic
back arched
stance
be wary of
his mad
glance
run fast while you
have a
chance

© 2015 Jone Rush MacCulloch all rights reserved

While their name may be close to the meaning of fox, they are more like skunks.  They will spray enemies with a noxious fluid.

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