Saturday, April 27, 2013

Foggy Frog Daze

"Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action," IGWRT's announces. In searching for some poetic inspiration, I got no further than the word which sits at the top of my 'poem' for today...To any serious scientists who take umbrage, my heartfelt apologies!

most primitive of frogs,
tiny by comparison
(so Mr Wiki logs)
with other leaping creatures
in ponds or streams or bogs.

Then I read about the origin
of our more modern frogs,
who are called Neobatrachia.

At this point, my mind boggles - I shall hide me 'neath a log,
and hope my brain cells will emerge from this Anura* fog - soon...

(*) Posh name for frog.


  1. I love your play with words in this!

  2. Hard to find a rhyme for Archaeobatrachia! I love your humor!

  3. Me too! Bravo on the research which centers this poem and makes me want to go a roaming before I, too, crawl under a lily pad.

  4. What great fun, just like a frog at play

  5. I know that fog, lol ;D
    I love the playfulness in your poem~

  6. Mr. Wiki good resource for froggies. I stayed away from the big words. lol. You just went for it! Yay you!

  7. I have a feeling this is quite pretty with a British accent. :)

  8. This is a fun way to learn more about frogs.

  9. I got captured in the language too when I first set out to trek and came out only with a silly one but I love what you've done!! Thank you so much for joining Save the Frog Day!!

  10. Well, it began with the creative title of your poem and kept getting better and better!!