Poetry Friday – Sally Sloth’s Swan Song

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Check It Out to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness.

I’m still looking for a few more people to do a Zine Swap! Check out the info here.

As you may have noticed, the blog got a little bit of a face lift this week. My wonderful illustrator husband drew me as a book-loving sloth (my favorite animal) so I decided to put it up as my new blog header. In celebration, my poem this week is also sloth related! I’ll get to it in just a sec.
This week I read a really fun poetry book call Twimericks, by Lou Brooks.
by Lou Brooks
The illustrations were excellent and the retro, quirky style went right along with the tongue-twisting limericks. One of my favorite poems from the book hadto do with a tooting platypus:
art and text © Lou Brooks
A Flatulent Platypus
by Lou Brooks
A petulant flatulent platypus starts,
To tooting and flouting his flute to his farts,
But at platypus outings,
His flatulent floutings,
Flout his flute flat at the tootiest parts.
I enjoyed the poetry book so much, that I decided I would try my hand at writing a tongue-twisting limerick. And now I have a newfound respect for Lou Brooks. It was WAY harder than I thought it would be. I struggled writing one and he wrote a whole book of them. But the exercise was still fun.

14 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – Sally Sloth’s Swan Song

  1. I can't manage a zine swap right now in my life, but I want you to know that the first (low stakes) writing my students did was to make a zine about themselves! They now love making these little books for all kinds of topics! You inspired me/us!


  2. It is pretty neat that retro is making a comeback. My husband especially enjoys the UPA style cartoons, so he liked the illustrations in the book. Thanks for the link to the posters. They look so cool!


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