Peter Piper

So many times

this nursery rhyme spoken

a tongue twister

with its own history

Pierre Poivre

missionary from France

with an eye on peppers

places to plant and grow

and a recipe for pickling

no refrigeration

so Peter Piper picked

and pickled


dVerse prompt on stream of consciousness following my first experiment with pickling peppers. This rhyme was a childhood favorite.

Peter Piper

Wild Docdodu

Find the wild docdodu

It has six legs

And won’t bite you

It hides in trees and on the ground

With eyes of yellow it looks around

Sometimes you can see it too

Because it has a skin of blue

If it would ever show it’s head

You’d see an elongated neck

With beak the size of your mother’s bread

I thought I spied it the other day

It had come to the ground

And was running away

I called it by name

But it wouldn’t stay


NaPoWriMo prompt on a list poem so here is the list to identify the wild docdodu

Wild Docdodu


It’s a mole

It’s a mole

come and see him

make a hole


Where once the lush

green grass was flowing

now he makes it

hard for mowing


It’s a mole

It’s a mole

piles the earth

and moves the soil


See the brown ground

pushing upward

with every mound

he serves his hunger


It’s a mole

It’s a mole

watch him moving

towards the knoll


Down below

he tunnels further

if he keeps going

he’ll find some petro


It’s a mole

It’s a mole

both day and night

come see him toil


I count the piles

there’s twenty three

if it’s up to me

I’d stop the mole


It’s not a mole

It’s not a mole

after some thought

perhaps it’s a vole



NaPoWriMo prompt – repetition