Monday, April 9, 2012

JAPANESE BEETLE: An Original Animal Mask Poem

Here is another of my new animal mask poems about little creatures. It is a quatrain with a rhyme scheme of AABB.

JAPANESE BEETLE

My love is this beautiful red, red rose.
Of all the blossoms, it’s the one I chose.
It has silky petals, leaves of emerald green.
It’s the yummiest flower that I’ve ever seen.


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Japanese Beetles on Roses

6 comments:

Charles Waters said...

Love reading your site, love reading your Animal Mask poems. Love you. That is all.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Charles! I hope our paths cross again one day. It was a pleasure meeting you in Orlando.

Linda at teacherdance said...

I like the play on Burns, Elaine. And, like Charles, I love all your mask poems. They're always so clever in the wording.

Linda at teacherdance said...

So, I wrote a poem for you, Elaine. Thanks for having so many 'mentor' poems to learn from!


I was kept warm, quite safe and fed
and then surprised to hear the call
to leave home because I wasn’t meant
to stay there very long at all.

I began to push, to dry and move
the side door open, then it gave a sigh
I wiggled and jiggled till I was out
And I became a butterfly.
-Linda

Bridget R. Wilson said...

Hmm...growing up we never had a problem with Japanese Beetles on roses. They always got on our grape vines.

Jai S said...

Elaine and Linda - fabulous poems :)