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Monday, June 2, 2014


Suppose the world
was all full of bees.
There'd be buzzing and bumbling
in all of the trees.

A bandanna wearing buffalo 
would play a banjo tune,
while Belugas and baboons
blow bubbles at the moon.

And an itty-bitty baby bear
hip-hops and bops in his chair
while a badger, none too soon,
plays a big, long, black bassoon.

Oh life would reveal so many mysteries
if the world was filled with all these B's.

    I think the summer heat is getting to me.  It was 107 again today, and can you guess what the predicted temperature is for tomorrow?  This poem is a riff on the letter B, can you pick your own letter and write a poem with lots of that letter?  Have fun.


  1. Joy,
    I loved the playfulness with the letter B. I hope it spurs more letter poems.

    1. I keep thinking of a camel with two humps on top with a horizontal B on its back. I sure wish I was better at drawing.

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    1. Richard Wilbur has a collection called THE DISAPPEARING ALPHABET. The poems are written without certain letters. This got me to thinking about loading poems with the letters of the alphabet.