Poetry Friday: More Than Meets the Eye

POETRY FRIDAYThanks to Margaret at Reflections on the Teche for hosting Poetry Friday.

Photos? Poems? Exchange?  Yes, please.  When Margaret put out the call for the “More than Meets the Eye” photo and poem exchange, I signed up.  How exciting to share photos with Tabatha Yeatts.  She sent three fabulous photos to choose from.  I selected the Eastern Gray Squirrel that Tabatha labeled, “I Solemnly Swear.”

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12 Responses to Poetry Friday: More Than Meets the Eye

  1. Joyce Ray says:

    Great poetic response to Tabatha’s photo. In one of my planters today, I discovered a horde of sprouting acorns! The planter came in for the winter, so I deprived someone of a winter meal!

  2. “squirrel jumps and snatches the prize,” and all the words come tumbling down, perfect balancing act in that last line of your poem Jone–and the pic works so well with it too!

  3. margaretsmn says:

    What a great squirrel photo! They are usually not interested in posing. Love your poem scheming for walnuts, indeed. I also love the interesting squirrel facts.

  4. Yes, this exchange was tailor-made for you, Jone! Love this picture, and Tabatha’s “title,” and your fetching, scheming, poetic thief.

  5. Kay Mcgriff says:

    What a great photo–and your poem is such a fun response. Those squirrels can be rascally, but the entertainment they provide with their antics is payment enough for all they snitch from the bird feeders!

  6. Haha! “I solemnly swear I am up to no good.” Ain’t that the truth! I think most squirrel photos could be captioned that way. Your poem picks up on that characteristic so well with words like thief, scheming, and snatches—perfect, Jone!

  7. mbhmaine says:

    I am continually amused by squirrel antics! These photos are wonderful and your fib poem is a great accompaniment. Super word choice!

  8. maryleehahn says:

    Very fun! (And clever of Linda M. to notice the spatial-ness of your poem!)

  9. Tabatha says:

    Our squirrels are so sneaky…they drive my neighbor crazy when they take all her figs. My dog loves them, though she doesn’t get to love them up close. This one wasn’t afraid of me. The ones on my son’s campus (35 minutes away) are famously unafraid. Thanks for the fun poem!

  10. Alice Nine says:

    I love the effect of the fib poetry form. We have a walnut tree…not that we ever get any of the nuts from it. The squirrels see to that. But they are great fun to watch. And there are times that I do believe they deliberately throw cracked walnuts on us when we sit under the tree. Your word choices (“thief” and “scheming” and “snatches”) are a perfect fit for our squirrels.

  11. lindabaie says:

    Those squirrels are sneaky, and yet I love watching them & I do give them peanuts. When I go out now, one or two appear and look straight at me, waiting. Love your fib poem, Jone!

  12. Linda Mitchell says:

    oh, how perfect! And, yes. I cannot imagine a photo-poem exchange without your exquisite talents. I love the caption to Tabatha’s photo and your take on that squirrel. You do realize there’s a very spacial quality to the shape you’ve got going on there? Well done.

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