My publisher, Charlesbridge, is doing a promo for Julie Danneberg’s wonderful book, First Day Jitters, and has asked authors to post videos of our first day of school experiences. Hope you enjoy mine!
With apologies to Shakespeare, here is my latest installment in the ongoing saga of an unlikely pair😍.
A Love Sonnet from Porcupine to Skunk
Shall I compare thee to a stinky cheese?
Not even Limburger can match thy funk.
And dirty socks, B.O. and things like these
Are rosy scents compared to thee, my Skunk.
Sometimes I gag when thou art by my side.
Oh putrid one, thou take’th my breath away.
And though I wheeze and hath desire to hide,
Despite thy noxious fumes I dare to stay.
They said our marriage was not like to last.
Perchance, it seemed the prospects would be bleak,
For I am tough to handle, oh alas!
And thou, forsooth, my dearest one, doth reek.
Against all odds we thrived, oh love of mine,
And bore a stinky, spiky skunkupine.
Iza Trapani ©2016
Kimberley Moran is hosting Poetry Friday today, so for a full feast of poems, please go to her site.
Happy Valentine’s Day!❤️