Posts Tagged ‘Animals’

Three Bird Poems

June 7, 2017


They made a bird park
with a high fence
and a sign
at the gate
“Must be able
to fly this high…”

The crow
was lit
on the
Moon side.

Birds lined up
on the top of the wall
watching the wingless
down below.


Bestiary (of poems)

April 29, 2017

Here is a link to an issue of poems on animals.

4 Poems with an Animal Theme

August 31, 2015

Poems (with an animal theme)

the little green moth
circles and circles
here and there
across the garden
I see what you’re after
I watch and watch
he’s ever closer
he knows it too
he’s just about there
and lands in a clump of
small yellow blossoms.

Mother Goose
was pedestrian
Mother Peacock
was uptown

How to be an Owl”
(course study)

lesson 1 Head turning
lesson 2 seeing in the dark
lesson 3 mouse recipes

(excerpted words written by others, that make a great poem on their own.)

the nightingale who
with heart rendering voice…
(Sappho fragment)

The author:

Cartoon Tom

4 Poems for my Bestiary Collection

May 16, 2014

4 Poems for my Bestiary Collection

bird in the sky
me on the ground
and so much space
in between

toy dog
in the arms of a browser
looking at the
stacks of books
“What’s the difference
between one and another?”

the architect Ant
young and unexperienced,
looks into air,
shakes his head,
“A mounds been done!

This King loved to fish
but he had a fear of getting wet

So his Chancellor got a tub
and instead of water filled it with puppies
hungry for any nearby snack!

Then to the King, he handed the royal
fishing pole embossed in gold
and dangling from a string sausage links

“Let’s see if I can get a nibble!”
The Queen thought it stupid and left the room!

The 3 Songs Every Band Had to Learn in 1964

March 30, 2014

Dear Reader, let me take you back….

1964. The Beatles swept over us teens. Every boy among us started thinking about getting guitars, and starting a band. We started with standard guitars (cheaper) and graduated to electric, with some going to drums, and some rare ones going to bass.
What to play?

There were 3 songs that every band had to learn. It was like an audition set:
1. Gloria (Them, or Shadows of the Night version.)
2. House of the Rising Sun (the Animals version).
3. Louie Louie (The Kingsmen’s version).

Got those down? You were official – you were a rock and roll combo.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 22 year old zine Musea)


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