Friday, January 6, 2012

Bunny Tails



Bunny Tails

A fuzzy critter did intrude
in my backyard to seek some food.
But carrots?  There were none of those.
Poor bunny’s lost, I would suppose.

He hopped and wandered to and fro
in search of veggies, grass…but ‘though
he found some ivy and a rose
poor bunny’s lost, I would suppose.

I felt bad for this bunny who’d
just wanted lunch, which he’d pursued
into my yard, with garden hose.
Poor bunny’s lost, I would suppose.

So I checked out my crisper bin.
I got a cuke and sliced it thin
and set it ‘fore the bunny’s nose.
The bunny ate the food I chose.

(Now bunny’s happy, I suppose.)

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Notes:  The form is Kyrielle.  The picture was a vintage (and apparently unattributable) one which I found on the Internet.  The idea was inspired buy two things:  Sepia Saturday posted a picture of a woman with a very shaggy bunny as their prompt (see below) and also, my daughter kinda likes bunnies.



20 comments:

  1. Fun! I love the image you found, too.

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  2. Did you draw the image above your poem? I envy all who can draw like that.

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  3. I could really picture that bunny hopping around looking for food and then eating the cucumber.

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  4. You turned poor bunny into happy bunny :-) Cute picture too. We have a lot of bunnies in the field at the back of our house, but they all seem too well-fed to come any closer. Jo

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  5. So enjoyable, what a delightful poem!

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  6. The tone of your poem is perfect with your image and with the prompt. Love it. I look forward to reading some more of your poems.

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  7. Great poem and response to the post. There is a bit of oldand new in the voice. It totally fits both images.

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  8. Your post reminded me of one of my fun poems, "Rabbit Dreams." I went out to get the newspaper one morning and there was a rabbit posing quietly beside a car my son had for sale in the driveway. I imagined him dreaming of buying the car if only he could. Hop over some day and look around. Nice meeting you.

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  9. I agree with the others - image and words perfectly matched.

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  10. Again, RJ, you've made a challenging form seem simple. This flows beautifully and the old-fashioned focus is just right.

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  11. Bob - while I can draw 'okay' I cannot take credit for the picture on this page. I found it but I thought - hey...it works!

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  12. Postcardy - we actually do get bunnies in the yard periodically. It's been kind of unnerving until recently because I have a Cairn terrier ('nuff said on that, eh?)

    Now that my pup is almost 15 years old, the bunnies are pretty safe. ☼

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  13. Hey imagespast - lol! I always was a sucker for a happy ending!

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  14. Wendy - thanks! You are so kind!

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  15. Liz - thanks for your nice words! I had a lot of fun with this one! ☼

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  16. To Raining Iguanas - now you've piqued my curiosity! I must 'hop' over to see what you've done!

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  17. Kim - thank you! From you that is very high praise indeed! ♥

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