Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Never skip breakfast...


 (a villanelle)

How many animals are there
Teeming before my hungry eyes?
By this point, I don’t even care.

Just cause I’m single, it’s not fair
To choose me. Don’t you realize
How many animals are THERE?

All I’ve done, all day, is to stare,
Then name each beast. I can’t disguise
By this point I don’t care

If the names make sense. I might dare
To skip some! Tell me, O Most-Wise:
How many animals are there

That I can grill medium-rare?
Names can wait! Just serve ‘em with fries.
By this point I don’t even care.

There’s only so much I can bear
Before I start to fantasize.
How many animals are there?
By this point I don’t even care.


To share with friends over at the marvelous dVerse Poets Pub.

13 comments:

Jo Bryant said...

Well done with this form of poetry

Heaven said...

Nice poetry form... I enjoyed your fun write today.

Mark Kerstetter said...

Is your name Adam? Yes! (just saw the label). Really fun poem.

lkkolp said...

Love this villanelle, Adam.

~laurie

Sheila Moore said...

great bit a humor to this one. the villanelle is a fun form for me.

Pat Hatt said...

haha fun pic and poem, nicely done!

Brian Miller said...

hahaha i can so see adam feeling this way after so many animals...fun play...

hedgewitch said...

One of the most unique and creative uses of the villanelle form I've read--I always associate it with a mournful, not unpleasant dirge-iness, but here you've displayed its potential for humor, very clever and laugh out loud funny. Enjoyed it much.

robkistner said...

Hi, Rob Kistner here. This is a piece well written, engaging – good work… mine is here: http://www.image-verse.com/clown

Randy Behavior said...

The lighter, hungrier side of the villanelle. Smiles.

lori said...

Humorous write on a story I know well. I used to wonder, as a child, how on earth one man could possibly complete such a task. Now, I know :)

johnallenrichter said...

This is fun and so whimsical, like right off the tip of your mind.... thanks

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

visual and beautiful imagery.
you rock.



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