Friday, November 21, 2008

Squirrelly Beat

Its tiny little feet
beat across the top of the fence
like claw hammers
playing a slat-key xylophone.

Murphy’s paws sped
to an Aussie’s four-four time,
but the critters tune
was an octave too high.


sage said...

Nice, my aussie-mix enjoys chancing the squirrels from the bird feeders.

gautami tripathy said...

My listening to music is something akin to that!

Janice Thomson said...

LOL I love it Pat! Squirrels are such a tease it seems.

Masago said...


firebird said...

Oh! Amazing images for a familiar scene...and of course the dog never wins, but it's all SO worth trying! (My Chow mix is nuts about squirrels)
Love the "xylophone keys", and the octave!

jel said...

the squirrels left the country around here!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

you described this perfectly! I see this every day here - we have so many squirrels. :)

Devika said...

Hi Pat..

i got late reaching here...Squirrel and me are twins they say....

how could i listen to music when i chat..but the poem seems very crispy...:)

Murphy's paws...interesting. all the while i took Murphy was all about laws:)


Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...


Can I crawl inside your mind and stay for a while. :;smiles::

Loved this.

Soft Love,

Art and Poetry said...

This is very nice!

booby-breasted said...

I love this. percussive whimsy.