Thursday, February 11, 2016

Poeditty Friday

Michelle H. Barnes recent guest, David L. Harrison, has posted a challenge for this month - the challenge to use the word "ditty" in a poem.  Michelle's mailbox at Today's Little Ditty has been inundated with ditties for ditty, so I am posting my bit of a ditty here today for Poetry Friday.
This week's Poetry Friday is happily being hosted by Kimberly at Written Reflections.  You know you've gotta go there!  But finish here first!

A Ditty

A ditty for my love
Who’s gone so far away -
I’ll sing a pretty ditty,
Doleful ditty for each day.

He’s packed his bitty ditty bag,
And headed off to sea
’Tis such a gritty pity
For so long away he’ll be.

He’ll be singing his own ditty
As he rides the fearsome blue;
But hope that we will marry when
He says, “I’m back for you!”

He’ll open up the ditty bag
To show the wedding ring;
He’ll put it on my finger and
A new tune I will sing!

Our ditties soon will have to change
To kitties and to spoon,
To Jack Be Nimbles and the cow
That jumped over the moon;

For soon the sailor ditties
And my pity ditties sung
Will change to baby ditties,
And bitty didies hung!

©2016, Donna JT Smith, all rights reserved


Next week, you will leave your Poeditty Friday links here... I will have some coffee on when you get here!  It will be BYOM (bring your own muffin).

36 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your ditty; given the recent cruise events, "the fearsome blue" rings true! God bless you...See you here next week, muffin in hand, with hopes that the coffee's on early:) God bless you!

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    1. Looking forward to next Friday! See you here!

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  2. Oh nice, this is the second ditty I've read for Poetry Friday. Nicely done. :)

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    1. There are oodles and oceans of delightful ditties this month...I can hardly wait to read more!

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  3. I love how you keep using the word ditty here. I'm amazed by the ditty poets skill with words!

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  4. So clever, Donna, those "bitty didies", a love song true, all the way through! (You've inspiring me to rhyme!)

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    1. Nice rhyming!
      I loved when bitty didies came through for me!

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  5. Love this, so clever! Had me smiling all the way through. Especially love the "bitty didies" at the end. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jama! Have a delicious Valentine's Day!

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  6. What a ditty, Donna! I love how it rollicks and rolls like the ocean waves. Thanks for lending your voice to the festividitties... I mean the ditty festivities. ;)

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  7. A fun addition to Michelle and David's Ditty Party (love that last line, as others do!), and that's a great little collage illustration. Thanks for sharing.
    (Thanksin advance, too, for hosting next week; I'll be out of town "poetry-presenting" at a school, but maybe I can get my act together beforehand... maybe!)

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    1. So much to do! So little time! But so much fun. Have a wonderful time at your school visitation.

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  8. A delightful ditty! A month of silly dittieness is just what we need in this month of nitty-grittiness!

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    1. And isn't fun REALLY what it's all about?!

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  10. A sweet and pretty ditty! happy Valentine's day!

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  11. Pity ditties and doleful ditties, aww! I'm glad they took a happier turn. Yay for Mother Goosie ditties.
    Michelle's festividitties is too funny.

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  12. Love the story and the word play in you sea shanty ditty - "bitty didies" indeed!

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    1. Thanks, Violette! It was oceans of fun to play around with the words!

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  13. Your poems, like you, are never too far from the sea. How's the cold your way?

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    1. Well, it's 3 below right now. Heading lower as I type. Brrr!

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  14. Oh my goodness! This was such fun. Nice, ditty, Donna!

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  15. Such great wordplay in this poem, Donna. It's sad that the speaker's beloved is out to sea, but she has a great imagination about what's to come.

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    1. Oh, yeah, I think she'll get her sailor home soon!

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  16. So much fun, Donna--I especially the last line!

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  17. Love the torn paper collage to illustrated your poem. Today I'm sharing a book using poetry for two voices.

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    1. The collage was part of an animation done with third graders when I taught technology.

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