Friday, April 20, 2007

A Poem a Day #20

Today I have another mask poem. This one is for Robin at A Fondness for Reading. Robin’s a teacher, a grandma, and a lover of books. Robin’s mother is a book lover, too. She has a blog called Mom’s Book Group. Robin’s mom has led a book club for the Mount Olympus Senior Center for ten years!

by Elaine Magliaro

I’m grizzly bear. I’m fierce and fat…
And dangerous. Remember that!
My teeth are sharp as sabers.
My curvy claws can cut like saws,
And when I prowl the woods I growl
And frighten all my neighbors.

I rule this land. These woods are mine!
I ain’t NOBODY’S valentine!
Don’t think that you can be my friend…
My dinner?

The End


Anonymous said...

I love your mask poem and am very honored that you would mention my blog and dedicate the poem to me today. My mother will also be "tickled pink" (as we say in our family) that you checked out her Book Group blog. As a matter of fact, her Book Group met yesterday, and 21 people showed up! She thinks it was the book that drew them in...I think it was my Mom.

Elaine Magliaro said...


I'm happy to "tickle your mother pink." I think what she's doing is terrific. I'm also happy to dedicate a poem to a book lover!

Kelly said...

I LOVE this one, Elaine. You should definitely send it to Colbert ;)

Anonymous said...

What a fun poem, especially the part of "nobody's valentine". Thanks for stopping by.