Poetry 201 Day Four: Animal, Enjambment – Who?



On sofas or sea foam, now

who could it be, Harp

Seal or Walrus

or small Manatee?

Sunglasses, tiaras, sad

people abound

who makes them all


The Basset Hound.

Who comes when there’s candy or

cookies or pie?

Who licks your face when

you’re beginning to


Who gobbles up crumbs that

fall on the ground? Oh,

you know who,

The Basset Hound.

A Hippo? It might be, but

there’s nary a tail or

those long ears that

would make even Elephants


or the melodious tune

you know the sound, it

could only be

The Basset Hound.

Pam Tanzey

This is the assignment for Day four of Writing 201: Poetry. The Prompt is Animal the Device is Enjambment (when a grammatical sentence stretches from one line of verse to the next.) The Form is Concrete Poem or making the poem fit into a shape, couldn’t pull that one off.

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2 Responses to Poetry 201 Day Four: Animal, Enjambment – Who?

  1. Kim says:

    I love this, they are wonderful, aren’t they?

  2. pamtanzey says:

    Thank you! Yes they are the little stinkers.

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