If Not For the Cat, written by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Ted Rand, is a collection of poetic riddles about members of the animal kingdom. Here's an excerpt.
I, the hoverer,For some additional examples, browse inside the book.
Sip the nasturtium's nectar
And sing with my wings.
Poem ©Jack Prelutsky. All rights reserved.
I also rather like this haiku found in A Hippopotamusn't, written by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Victoria Chess.
Suddenly Spring wingsSince we haven't been writing to form in a while, I thought this would be a good time to begin revisiting a few favorites. So, the challenge this week is to write some haiku riddles. Leave me a note about your poem(s) and I'll post the results here later this week.
into the backyard, ready
to play tug-of-worm.
Poem ©J. Patrick Lewis. All rights reserved.