Monday, April 7, 2014

Ayuh to Z Challenge - F

Book Titles A to Z written by Maine authors, and my poem using the title of the book each day for the month of April, except Sundays.  The poem is not about the book itself, but is inspired by the title only!
Yesterday I posted two books and a poem for "F", in case you don't like these, go back a day (these two aren't my favorites I've ever done, but they are done)!...or you are running out of A-to-Z blogs to check out (yeah, right, like that would happen!).  Or maybe you are just curious and you knew we weren't posting on Sundays so you never even turned your computer on (yeah, right, like that would happen!).  Well, I did post because I said I would post a poem a day, so I pre-posted Sunday's poem.

F is for


Fox Eyes

by Margaret Wise Brown


A fox causes other animals some concern when he discovers their secrets. They don't realize that fox's secret, will be a help to them.

Margaret Wise Brown also wrote "Good-Night, Moon" and many other familiar books.  She died at the age of 42, in 1952, and her ashes were scattered at her home on Vinalhaven in Maine.

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A Haiku: Fox Eyes
Slender snout sniffs
Pointy ears confirm before
Mouse comes into view

©Donna JT Smith

Who knew? A fox's vision is not all that great. They depend mostly on their senses of smell and hearing!  Their eyes basically detect motion after they know all about the situation from their other senses.  So I learned something.  Glad I looked it up before I wrote about what great nocturnal vision they have!

And my second poem for Fox Eyes - an experimental new form of poetry that I just made up - A Crossword Poem - it's a poem if I say it is! To do this, the word you use off the main word has to have two of the letters in it that your main word has or you will not be able to have a word come in and one come out. You would be done with your crossword too soon.
I used FOXEYES as one word over and over going down with the other words joining them.  But I think I might try another sometime and use other words going down instead of repeating.

©Donna JT Smith


Today's post was brought to you by the Letter F!

 Fantastic!

See you tomorrow G!

16 comments:

  1. Oh, man, I used to have to read Goodnight, Moon every night. Every single one.

    Unfortunately, I am not a fan of Haiku. The crossword thing is neat, though.

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    1. Yes, Goodnight, Moon I've read quite a few times. I wonder how many times it has been read. If we could only tally the times, like page views...It's got to be in the million range.

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    2. BTW. Have you seen the images of the NY World's Fair online? We went there as a family. Much abandoned there.

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    3. I'm not sure? I'll look it up later and see.

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  2. Wow, both nicely done, Donna. I'll copy your 'new' form & give it a try. I like the look of it, too! But the haiku, the waiting, the patience. Love it!

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    1. I took a screen shot of it the crossword poem. The blog kept losing some of the formatting and letters were going haywire.

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  3. Oh I love your crossword poetry. Not that many poets in the A to Z thing so very nice to meet you. Thanks also for spotlighting a favorite children's writer.
    Pound of Flesh

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    1. It's been interesting to see how many writers have ties to Maine.

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  4. I love your haiku! And your crossword poem is really creative. :)

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    1. Thanks, Chrys! Nice to meet you here at A-to-Z!

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  5. Very, very clever. I enjoyed your post, thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Helen! Sorry to see you are not in the A-to-Z this year. Maybe next?

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  6. "It's a poem if I say it is!" Love it! And I liked your poems, too.
    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Linda! I was Feeling Feisty! I wasn't too pleased with the bits of poems I was coming up with, so just started researching and then playing. G's (tomorrow's) came more easily. Phew!

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  7. Aww, love the Haiku! And I adore Foxes. I don't know why, they're just awesome. Dropping by from the A-Z Challenge!

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  8. Your crossword puzzle was a mind twister. It took a lot of concentration......
    I didn't know about fox's eyes. I know they see well enough to steal and kill our new-born angora goats. I used to cry and cry when they took a baby but now I'm in town and just put up with dogs chasing the chickens. Ha

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