Saturday, April 7, 2012

G is for Giraffe


Tagxedo Color Theme: Greenish Splat
Font: League Gothic
Poetry form: Ghazal

G is for Giraffe

Oh, giraffe with head on a neck that goes high
Eating leaves that grow on trees so high.

What does it look like close to the sky
Looking down from way up high?

Do you imagine that your head can fly
Since it’s so close to the birds flying high?

When you look around what do you spy
Can you see over mountains with tops quite high?

You’re so far away, are you proud or shy;
Could it be that's why your head's held high?

Would you even try to look in the eye
Of another giraffe that was just as high?

It makes Donna wonder, why, oh, why
A giraffe always keeps his head so high.
© 2012 Donna J.T. Smith
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A ghazal's (pronounced ghuzzle) structure is AA, bA, cA, dA, eA, etc. usually with 7 couplets, complete on their own.  The first line has an element of rhyme with the second line.  Often the author is named in the last couplet.    Donna - that's me...or it is I...I am Donna.  You get it, right?
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I climbed a tall tree
and looked down
to see
what a
giraffe sees 
when he
looks 
down
at 
me
and I
could see
that
I would
be
very far
away
indeed
I think
I want to
get down
from
this
tree 
very carefully.
© 2012 Donna J.T. Smith
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Want to know more about giraffes? Here you go! Two more informative links at the end of the article.

10 comments:

  1. Giraffes are beautiful. They look royal and should be called "Your Highness." It is so interesting that ghazal expects to use the author's name.

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    1. HA! Love that. I should have thought of that "Your HIGHness"! Very cute!

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  2. lovely photo for G, creative
    do check out my G at GAC a-z

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! We get a day off, and then MONDAY...letter H! I stopped by your blog - read you again later!

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  3. Betcha don't see many giraffes in Maine! Great ghazal for the giraffe.

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    1. You know, you are right! I wonder where they are hiding...

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  4. Giraffes are one of my favorite animals to see at the zoo.

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  5. Giraffes have always interested me. Your blog was a fun read!

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  6. I wish I could write poetry!!! Your A to Z theme is creative and fun!

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  7. Too fun, with all the g's. I am amazed that you are to G & keep finding fonts, etc. to do this project with from A to Z. So cool that they're there. I liked both, but especially the 2nd one with "I want to/get down/from/this/tree/very carefully. Your creativity is amazing, Donna.

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