Friday, 9 September 2011

Allegro


The challenge at 'imaginary garden with real toads' was set by Laurie Kolp. Her word, 'allegro' was to be incorporated in an eight-line stanza that had to be written in one minute. 
As she said, 'To sum it up: One word (allegro), one octave, one minute.'



I said, ‘Allegro’ to my pup -
‘Twas meant to make him hurry up,
But he just rushed straight back indoors
With lightning haste and muddy paws
And jumped into the litter tray
To piddle quickly. Now each day
He turns his nose up when it’s wet
And pees inside, the little pe(s)t!


27 comments:

  1. Not rubbish at all - it was a delight!

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  2. haha! Your pup must know my pup. Kudos for adding a rhyme scheme in under 1 minute.

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  3. Now this made me laugh Janice. You're very clever to do these challenges. It would take me a lot longer than a minute to come up with anything that witty, if I ever did!

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  4. Ha! You met the challenge well and I can empathise with the litter tray and the rain thing!

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  5. A perfect description of the joys of training a puppy. Fun one.

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  6. How fun! Thanks for participating... the poem can be shorter than 8 lines, but you were able to all this in a minute... WOW!

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  7. What a brilliantly fun piece in such a short space! You even packed a rhyme scheme in there!

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  8. Cute, both the musical and puppy versions!

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  9. Fun and funny. Every dog owner will share the laugh.

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  10. Does he use the kitty litter every time it's raining out?
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  11. Hahaha ! are you sure he doesn't have some cat ancestors ?? What a sweety !

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  12. Thank you all:-) Unfortunately, Bertie is a little inconsistent in his use of the cat litter tray but he has used it several times and been praised for it. I'm not sure what Winston makes of it, though!

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  13. This would have been a worthy offering even without the constraints. With them it's phenomenal.

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  14. Amazing what can be done in a minute when you're up against it. Bet Bertie agrees. Excellent little poem.

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  15. Clever AND cute!! Thanks for the smile.

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  16. Little Pest indeed. I once had a dog like this (she has crossed the Rainbow Bridge), and she never DID learn. She was loveable, but....

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  17. What fun, fun, fun! You're very talented and Bertie is smart not to out in the rain.

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  18. I love it! And you wrote it in one minute, amazing.

    I was wondering what Winston thought about sharing the litter box.

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  19. A fun poem of the kind which is close to my heart! ♥

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  20. Haha! Love the poem! 'Allegro' is one of my favourite words.

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  21. Oh dear! Shouldn't laugh really... By the way, your header shot is stunning!

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  22. Wow! This is fantastic! You are so talented. Thanks for your visits even though I've been too busy to get around to visit everybody.

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