Apr '10 2
Okay, so here's an excerpt from a poem I wrote after doing the free writing exercise I described in my previous post.

I opened the SA Weekend magazine, selected the headline, and off I went. Here's the first half of the resulting poem. Enjoy!

Thereby hangs a tale...

The night-black bat
with buggily-busting gut
paw-paw plumped
spiderliciously sated
gazes longingly
from his branch
where he and his family
hang (out)...
He nurses to himself his
He can hear the
seductive swing
of humans' items
on the clothes line.
His little bat-heart beats
ten times faster
than the rate at which the
in the night breeze.

© Jennifer Liston 2010

Who would have thought that a headline in a weekend newspaper would have lead me to write about a sockaholic bat? As some might say: go figure!

What do you think?

Posted by Jennifer Liston