Marileta Robinson

Archive for November, 2013

Antoine the Anteater

This poem began because I had a feeling that I wanted to write about ants, and took notes as ideas and pictures appeared in my head. “Vacuum cleaner” led to “hose of a nose.” Sometimes rhymes suggest ideas, too.  “Post mortem” led to “snort ’em.”  I was happy with my PORTRAIT of an anteater, one […]

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Meadow Mouse

When my sons were little, we loved to read Dr. Seuss’s ABC out loud. That man knew how to celebrate sounds! Each poem played with a different letter of the alphabet. One of my favorite lines is “four fluffy feathers on a Fiffer-Feffer-Feff!” (Guess which letter that was for.) This poem was inspired by Dr. […]

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