Monday, July 3, 2017

The Pond’s Chorus (Monday Poem)


by Joanne Ryder


One toad,
One song.
Two toads
Sing along.
Three toads,
Better yet.
Four toads,
A quartet.
Five toads
Catch five flies.
Six toads
Harmonize.
Seven toads
Hum higher.
Eight toads,
Quite a choir.
Nine toads
Pause . . .
and then . . .
Ten toads
Start again.



From Toad by the Road: 
A Year in the Life of These Amazing Amphibians, 
by Joanne Ryder
2007, Henry Holt


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