Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Hunny Jar: A Saturday Poem


The Hunny Jar


The hunny jar had only so much of an aperture.
Wasn’t made for big heavy paws.
So here was this bear whimpering –
and for all I am worth, I swear, a piglet
elbow-deep in the jar.

They spoke to each other, but my heart
drowned them out, and not in fear.
This bear had a red demi-shirt on.
And he was curling his toes, his paws,
as the piglet-thing squeaked and laughed.

Drawing forth a hooflet, the bear’s tongue
lashed out, in a murmur of delight.
You tickle, you tickle, the piglet falling
from the tree stump giggled, and
unbelieving, I stumbled into the bracken.

Bear and pig froze, wide-eyed, as I crouched,
holding my breath, and a dollop fell, uneaten.
Could it be, do you suppose, one of the humans?
whispered the bear. The pig was silent,
but his eyes. Oh, how his eyes changed.

© Ciprianowords Inc. 2009

4 comments:

Beth said...

Delightful! You’ve managed to capture the feeling I had as a child while reading these stories – of being there and witnessing these lovable characters.

patricia said...

Beautiful!

Merisi said...

I imagine eyes like saucers. *ohsosweetCip*

Stefanie said...

Wonderful!