Saturday, April 04, 2009

A Poem a Day #4 - Copper Chickens

Poem a Day - For today’s prompt, I want you to pick an animal; make that animal the title of your poem; then, write a poem. You could be very general with your animal title (“Bees” or “Lion”) or specific (“Flipper” or “Lassie”). You could even be very silly with something like “Tony, the Tiger,” I guess (that tiger on the cereal box).

Copper Chickens

Barnyard fowl
roost in an aerie

strut in the yard
all bright and airy

copper chickens
with a nod and a bow

flap tawny wings
perched on a bough

plump fat hens
sisterhood clique

sing solidarity
cluck, clack, click

For more about Poem a Day, go to Poetic Asides.


  1. Those silly copper chickens
    make me laugh like the dickens

    Their sisterhood clique
    makes them anything but meek

    All the boys come a running
    cuz they are so stunning

  2. That's cute! Made me smile. :)

  3. Pretty little clucks,
    Sittin' on their eggs,
    When they stop laying,
    Stewed chicken legs!

  4. Wonderful imagination!
    Nice lines, Nessa!

  5. Thom: You are King of the Rhyming Roost.

    Cherie: Chickens are kind of comical.

    Quilly: That’s the way it works; D

    Indrani: Thanks.

    Noe Noe: That’s cool, that you have chickens. I used to feed them on various relatives’ farms when I was young.

  6. Thank you. Now I have a reason to write poetry again. I have a poetry blog also but haven't written anything for ages. Thanks also for your comments on my regular blog. I linked you - BTW Any relation to Val? Or does he spell his last name differently... if I weren't so lazy I would look it up.

  7. I thought it was fun, too, Actonbell.

    Perfect nursery rhyme. Anyone expecting a grandchild soon should learn that poem.

  8. Jay: Val is on a different branch of the family tree that branched off a few generations back.

    Actonbell: I enjoyed it too.

    Doug: My grandchild will have enough reasons for trauma.

  9. so cute!
    i wonder why your chickens remind me of certain individuals of a whole different species...

  10. Oh how cute! I LOVE the use of the homophones! Shoot! I never would have thought of that!

  11. Juliana: They make me think of high school kids.

    Melli: You are the only one to mention the homophones. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!

  12. I like the homophones too. Probably other people noticed but were too lazy to Google in order to properly distinguish among homophones, homonyms, and homographs, the way I had to--only to find that Melli beat me to it anyway.