Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "Hothouse Hijinks"

This poem came out of the November 1, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from fayanora.  It was sponsored by Shirley Barrette and Anthony Barrette.  Check out this list of plants with animal names.


Hothouse Hijinks


One summer the fairies got into the hothouse,
and before you know it, there were

owl eyes hooting,
lizard plants sunbathing,
snapdragons breathing fire,
spider plants spinning webs,
giant toad cup lilies eating flies,
butterfly weed spreading its wings,
cockspur flower crowing up the sun,
red parrot plants singing sea chanteys,
white rabbit foot grazing over the clover,
monkey plants spilling out of their barrel,
and dogwoods barking at the pussywillows

and the poor gardener thanking his lucky stars
that he hadn't planted rattlesnake master after all.

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