Pineapple Quest

A chimpanzee dressed in silk
Zeros in on a pineapple
He stands on a pot and watches
In a blink of an eye
Honking cars and baked streets
Turn to dry plants and a deep lake
A summer stream stands in-between
Him and the pineapple
He pulls out a hose to swing across
As a wind is blown to guide him along
He lands with a moisten to his lips
next to his pineapple quest.

This poem is for the weekly prompt put on by Big Tent Poetry. This week it is a wordle
Wordle: Big-Tent-Poetry-Wordle-3

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. brenda w
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 09:28:17

    River, I love the story in your poem. Monkeys pop in my poetry often, and I love to see primates play in others’ pieces. Welcome to Big Tent. It’ll be fun to read more of your work.


  2. jinksy
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 09:30:32

    I see – monkey business here ?! LOL 🙂


  3. vivinfrance
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 10:39:17

    Very inventive use of the wordle. It reads like one of those dreams I have which starts sensible and gets weirder and weirder.


  4. 1sojournal
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 17:34:39

    Love the sheer playfulness in your story/poem. Have to agree with Viv, I’ve had dreams like this. Welcome to the Big Tent, hope to see more of you,



  5. b_y
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 22:48:50

    That’s one of the things I like about the wordle prompts, the license to swing on the wind.


  6. wayne
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 23:00:54

    nicely done River….thanks for sharing your words


  7. Deb
    Aug 21, 2010 @ 10:29:22

    Welcome to the Big Tent! What a fun way to use the words. Swinging, singing!


  8. gautami tripathy
    Aug 21, 2010 @ 23:54:14

    A fun read. Loved it!

    dances of the zeroes


  9. Leo (Leonnyes)
    Aug 22, 2010 @ 13:30:13

    a really nice read this.. u used the words to good effect..!

    My Big Tent Poem


  10. Tumblewords
    Aug 22, 2010 @ 16:24:37

    A fun piece – it sings with life!


  11. Cynthia Short
    Aug 22, 2010 @ 18:10:31

    How fun! (Reminded me of the old soneg about the monkey and the chimp…”abba dabba dabba”.)


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