Thank you so much for coming to visit a dog poet. My poems, for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge, are a take on life from a canine perspective. We poets – and to date I seem to be the only dog poet – write one of the structured poems permitted and have to integrate, as synonyms, the two words given as a prompt.
This week however, being the first week in the month, we can choose our own words and mine are April and Fool.
You can find out all about the challenge, the different poetry forms, and have a go yourself, by clicking below.
Colleen’s poetry challenge
After the dark days of winter, spring has enlivened me and I’m up for anything. My newfound mischievousness has inspired this weeks poem, a Tanka.
I’m game for a laugh
Purveyor of happiness,
Big wagging of tail.
Like the jester’s guileless pranks,
Springtime frolics, harmless fun.
By Ben, the dog poet © 2019
You can see what all the other poets got up to by clicking below.
The poet writes – challenge no 129
Love Ben xx