Sunday, September 21, 2014

Scoured the jungle floor foraging!

                                                                                                      Attribution: Mdf
Image: A Cute Little Chipmunk (here)

Used 11 of the 12 words:
expression old ocean searching miner
keep mind live heart crossed give

The expression ‘hibernation’
To us chipmunks of relevance
We switched to be larder hoarders
Time of the year we were busiest

From the beginning of Autumn
Like pirates of old in vast oceans
Searching fighting and plundering
Scoured the jungle floor foraging

Dug burrows not unlike a miner
To keep in mind the harsh winter  
To live and stock food deep down
In the very heart of the ground

In the mean time when moving fast
Unwittingly we crossed your path
We would quickly quit our scampering
Just give a loud shout of ALVIN…!!

For Brenda’s Sunday Whirl Wordle #179 and
Mary's at Poets United’s Poetry Pantry #219


  1. haha give that shout and they will stop and start to sing

  2. Alvin and his chums can teach us a lot...hibernation and preparation..the keys to survival!

  3. Every living thing in nature has right to live and we should respect this. well said in your poem:)

  4. Don't talk to me about chipmunks right now, Hank. (smiles) I have a losing battle against a group of them that seem to enjoy living in my yard.

  5. Even chipmunks have there place in creation. I hope.

  6. like pirates of old.. love that image..they are such adorable creatures :)

  7. I like the similarity to chipmunks in all of our preparing for winter, tucking away the fruit and veggie preserves........

  8. this was a cute little read, and really love the visual of the chipmunk, he's quite a cutie! :)

    stacy lynn mar

  9. "Like pirates of old in vast oceans..." Great - loved this... With Best Wishes Scott

  10. they are the cute and cheeky but my mother-in-law never liked them because they eat the bird food and chewed on her roof timber.

    Hank, from the bottom of heart, I know I am a little bit emo, I thank you for following me and commenting at my new site, I didn't realize that Tumblr has a feed and it'll appear at your blog reader and it was so nice to see my name on your side bar.

  11. Hank,

    Now, I have an image of chipmunks wearing little pirate hats..too funny..I enjoyed your poem.

  12. Ah.... Alvin. I know him. Just make sure The Rhyming Cat doesn't catch him.

  13. Oh I just love it because I love chipmunks :) I have too many pictures of them in my photo collection.

  14. Bravo! Loved this peppy poem .. and who remembered Alvin! Thanks for the smiles Hank.

  15. Excellent poem Hank and what a cute picture,
    For some reason you disappeared from my followers list,
    Hope this finds you well and happy.