Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro Weekly #Poetry Challenge – 121 – ‘Slow and Work’ – Double #Etheree

This week I thought I would use something other than an image as an illustration for my poem for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 121 – One of my favourite videos.

This week the prompt words are ‘Slow and Work’ and I have chosen the synonyms ‘Sluggish and Task’


small bird
land softly
and soundlessly
on the sluggish hound
unknowing of your task
to obtain the precious fur
from beneath his shaggy rough coat
and if deft he will not feel swift tugs
that skillfully pluck those wisps of fine hair
Now fly swiftly away to your small nest
and weave that soft down between the twigs
that form the cradle for your eggs
then hasten back to the source
to steal a few more strands
and if luck should hold
and hunger strikes
you may find

© Sally Cronin

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30 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro Weekly #Poetry Challenge – 121 – ‘Slow and Work’ – Double #Etheree

  1. I love your double Etheree, Sally! It tells the story perfectly. The video is hilarious. My Pomeranian sheds twice a year and this is one of those times. That little bird would be so practical for me right now. He’ll be able to build a giant nest with all the fur he’ll get. Ha, ha. ❤ xo

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  2. Sally! This is the most intriguing video I’ve ever seen. WOW! I had to run and tell my husband. We laughed over the video. ❤ Your words in this double Etheree flow with the sweet tale (tail). What kind of bird is it? And, your dog… not a movement. This was a delightful read. ❤

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  3. Pingback: Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 121, “Work & Slow,” #SynonymsOnly – The Faery Whisperer

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