Too Many Itsy Bitsy


The howling could be heard from miles around–
But let me start at the beginning:
Bright sparks of lightning and the sound
Of thunder, then rain starts to pound
Wet knuckles on panes while grinning.

Ground is soaked and sopping, no more
Cool cucumber drops can fit within.
Rivulets form on dining room floor,
Products of leaks from drumming downpour–
A deafening roar on roofs of tin.

The sun comes out, and up the spout
Come hordes of spindly spider shapes.
Mother wonders what the ruckus is about:
“No need to bleed my ears and shout!
You’d think that this was Planet of the Apes!”

Little did she know the floor was crawling black,
A pack of wolf spiders on the prowl;
Even an arachnophiliac
Would surely have a heart attack,
And oh to hear them howl!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. elenafacchinei
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 22:08:14

    One of the most original I’ve seen as a new blogger to this site. What form is this?

    Reply

    • wordcoaster
      Mar 12, 2012 @ 22:20:28

      Thank you! I can’t find a specific title for it. It’s using quintains in abaab. I’m certainly not the first to use it–Robert Frost uses it in his famous poem “The Road Not Taken.” It’s a fun form 🙂

      Reply

  2. brian miller
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 12:03:23

    shiver….that last stanza, between the howling and all those spider legs…i have shivers…very well done to form…

    Reply

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