Friday, October 31, 2008

Poetry Stretch Results - Bat Poetry

The challenge this week was to write a poem about bats. Here's what folks are sharing.
sister AE at Having Writ shares a poem entitled Bats.
Here's my poem about the state bat of Virginia (pictured here).
Big-eared bat,
no one likes
the look of you.

Only a mother could
love that
wrinkled, crinkled face,
those outrageous proportions—
four inches of bat,
more than one inch of

Cave dweller,
erratic flyer—
you fairly dance in air
over treetops,
pastures and
fields of corn,
gorging on a
midnight feast of
moths and insects.

Expert pollinator,
pest eradicator,
endangered species—
if only favored status
in the Old Dominion
could save you now.
It's not too late if you still want to play. Leave me a note about your poem and I'll add it to the list.

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