Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday - Zoo Thoughts



created by Leigh Anne Eck
at A Day In The Life 
        I'm writing haiku and haiku-related poetry this month. Focus on the out of doors and on word choice is both a challenge and fun.  I'm also grateful that some of us are supporting each other, sharing on twitter with the hashtag #DigiPoetry, created by Margaret Simon, of Reflections on The Teche. Find the many Poetry Month offerings rounded up by Jama Rattigan at Jama's Alphabet Soup.  

Here is today's offering:


11)
penguin pastime,
perambulating -
zoo time - slow time

Linda Baie © All Rights Reserved

18 comments:

  1. Fun, Linda! I could walk penguins all day!

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    1. Thanks, Jane, they were so busy, but I couldn't help thinking how different the habitat was from their own 'real' one.

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  2. Love the sound of penguins perambulating. So glad to see in the news this week that MAJOR changes and upgrades are coming to the zoo.

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    1. Thanks for telling me. I didn't see that, Carol. It's hard for me to go to the zoo. This time I took Ingrid, and it was fun to talk about all the animals. I do know that there's a place for zoos, to educate and help people look for ways to help the plight of some. Still, the habitats are so small!

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  3. A great word, perambulating! Don't you love finding words that are just right?

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  4. Perambulating! Yay for zoo time and this word in particular!! I have recently gotten a penguin education while writing my Antarctica book (coming 2016)... I can look at this pic and tell you that the one whose face we can see is a Chinstrap penguin, but I don't think the other two are... perhaps Adelies?? Oh, if they would just perambulate a little for me. :)

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    1. They are new to me, Irene, African black-footed, the only species found in southern or southwestern Africa, according to my zoo site. Thanks!

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  5. Ah, what wonderful alliteration - PERAMBULATING - perfect! I love penguins. They just make you smile, don't they?!

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    1. Yes, they are very cute, Holly. Thanks!

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  6. Perambulating is a wonderful word for penguins. What a fun poem!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. It fits them beautifully. My only regret is that I didn't do a video of them.

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  7. I love the alliteration you used, and I had to look perambulating up in the dictionary - new word for me! Never too old to learn.

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    1. New wonderful words, never too late, Leigh Anne. Thank you!

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  8. Perambulating what a word. I looked it up too. Great word thanks for adding to my vocabulary!

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    1. Thanks, Julieanne. It fits those funny penguins well!

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  9. This one is delightful. I laughed at the picture, visualizing the penguins perambulating in their tuxedos.

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    1. Thanks, Carol, they were wonderful to see.

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