THE FRUIT FLIES BALLET

Fruitflies
damsel and partners

The fruit flies maneuvered
And danced in my face;
The swatting and grabbing
Did not daunt their pace.

And danced in my face
Did their wings and their tails
So I kept my lips zipperedly shut!

The swatting and grabbing
The switches and whooshes
Did nothing to capture their butt!

Did not daunt their pace
“Til I caught them a-flight
In some vinegar plus drop of soap!

Jeanne Poland
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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. laurasalas
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 16:37:29

    Funny, Jeanne! Have you read the Newbery Medal-winning collection, Joyous Noise. All the poems are about bugs. And David Harrison’s Bugs is another good one. There were little gnat/flies on my grapes the other day. Ick!

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  2. jmpoland21van
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 12:18:04

    When I practice Calligraphy, I use an abcdarian, alphabet sentence, or panrgam.
    This one came to mind to accompany this poem:
    Seven wildly panting fruitflies anxiously gazed at the dancing kumquats.
    Can you find all 26 letters of the alphabet?
    Jeanne

    Reply

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