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Friday, October 7, 2011

Iguana Irv

Irv, an iguana
knew he was cool.

He was so hot
he dove in my pool.

He swam a little circle,
He blew a water spout.

Dunked his head down under
and then he climbed right out.

     I was going to write about the lizard I pulled out of my swimming pool this morning, but then I remembered swimming with the iguanas when I was visiting the Galapagos Islands.  They really can swim.   So now it is your turn.  Think of an animal that likes to go sky diving, rock climbing, deep sea fishing, play on the playground, run races, or hop scotch.  Pick something you like and write your poem.  Oh, I'm thinking giraffe.  What fun.  See you tomorrow.  Somewhere I have a poem about the zoo animals going to the movies.


  1. Joy, I think I'm going to subscribe to your blog because reading your poems make me smile!! No wonder you write such fun poems--look at all the adventures you have in your lifetime! Linking my blog on the mentorship to your blog. thanks again. Carol

  2. This looks so fun!

    A Turtle Haiku, aka The Turtle Who Trained for the Olympics:

    Turtle falling down,
    You knew you cannot climb trees!
    Oh! A diving board.

    Is there a way to follow you? I am on blogspot (Zantippy Skiphop, Poetry for Children and Whimsical Grownups) but I can't find a Follow or Subscribe button! Thanks so much! If you don't want followers, you can find me at Google+ and write a message there. :)