Squirrel Pome

A squirrel named Aloysius

Was avoiding something vicious

Dreaming of granted wishes

The thought was delicious

He was becoming suspicious

But feeling somewhat precious

Noticed another looking bubbalicious

Feeling ambitious

Not being superstitious

Nor wanting a missus

This pome is for the jellyfishes.


Please forgive this

dire attempt at poetry

to accompany a few snapshots.


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36 Responses to Squirrel Pome

  1. lol – what a cheerful way to start my day.

    Glad you liked it Karen. Sometimes we need to lighten up. πŸ™‚

  2. Liisa says:

    Good morning, Frances. A wonderful poem to begin the day! πŸ™‚ The jellyfish glass art is beautiful. Such amazing detail and color. I take great delight in the variety of birds that grace your garden. We rarely see more than Chickadees, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers, and Mourning Doves. It is my hope that the addition of some berry-producing shrubs will encourage a wider variety of visitors.

    Thanks Liisa. The shot of the glass sculpture, taken at the Chattanooga Aquarium last summer is an all time favorite. It sounds like you have a nice selection of birds as well, but I know what you mean. We like to see something different every once in a while. We are still waiting for the waxwings, no sign of them as yet, but everything is late this year. The berry shrubs should help, many of our birds do not visit the feeders at all, preferring the organic section of the Fairegarden grocery. πŸ™‚

  3. James A-S says:

    Oh dear
    It is clear
    That poetry is not
    A strongpoint.

    (for either of us!)

    Well, thanks for visiting anyway, James. I used to be intimidated by poetry, then quit caring if it was any good. Obviously.

  4. Darla says:

    This went wonderfully with my first cup of coffee. Great photo of that beautiful cat ready to pounce. Please tell me you do not still have snow and that these photos were taken earlier in the season..

    Thanks Darla. These photos with the snow are recent but not current, thank goodness. That is something I am very thankful for! πŸ™‚

  5. Edith Hope says:

    Dear Frances, Well done! This has made me laugh and is such a good way to start an otherwise rather mundane Wednesday. Your close-up pictures of all involved in this little saga are wonderful.

    Thanks Edith. We felt the need for some light hearted fun mid week, glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  6. 33barefootlane says:

    Love the pics, love the verse, most of all the laughs!

    How wonderful, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by. Laughter is the best, there is nothing like it. πŸ™‚

  7. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    While I was at home
    reading your pome
    a big smile did appear
    while I drank my beer.

    errr I meant tea but it didn’t rhyme. Your poem did start my day with a smile. Good job.

    Great work Lisa, I love the beer line! Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

  8. Glad I wasn’t drinking coffee when I read this, Frances, because by the second photo and line of your pome, I was in gigglesnort mode. Thanks for brightening an already sunny (day 5!!) morning.

    Gigglesnort, what a joyous word! Thanks Jodi, it sounds like the sun is really there to stay, hooray! πŸ™‚

  9. Les says:

    You are a woman of many talents, but I think gardening might be your stronger suit.

    It’s going above 70 here today! How about where you are?

    Thanks Les, I think you are right! It is rainy here, but we had a couple of days in the 70s over the weekend, and enjoyed every single second of them. Thanks for asking, do enjoy yours. πŸ™‚

  10. Gail says:

    That was a treat! You may bring back the name Aloysius~It’s a perfectly wonderful rhyming name. gail At first I though Al was emerging from the snow!

    Thanks Gail, that was the best rhyming name, but I would feel sorry for any child stuck with it in modern times. Although you could call him Al. πŸ™‚

  11. Heather says:

    Loved it! My morning coffee and a great little poem – great way to start a sunny day.

    Thanks Heather, glad you enjoyed a bit of fun. πŸ™‚

  12. Barbara H. says:

    Your words and pictures perfectly complement each other! Well done, Frances. And that Bubbalicious is pretty darn cute.

    Thanks Barbara. Bubba is a yellow rump warbled, too cute. πŸ™‚

  13. Rose says:

    Fabulicious poem, Frances! Thanks for the day-brightener. That last shot is precious; looks like your grandson was totally entranced by the jellyfish sculptures.

    It’s been a busy few days here, and I’m just starting to catch up on reading posts. I enjoyed your last one on the bonsai. This is something I’ve never been too interested in until this weekend. Beckie and I went to the Chicago Flower and Garden show and saw several bonsai trees in one exhibit by the Lincoln Conservatory. They were beautiful! They reminded me of little forest tableaus. Your recent potting would have fit in perfectly with their display!

    Thanks Rose. I can imagine the bonsai at that show, simply wonderful. The new pot looks just like the ones at the NC Arboretum, the same style and platforms. I am so lucky to have it.

  14. LC says:

    What fun and neat photos! Would you believe that in 40 years, I’ve only seena squirrel in our gardens three times! I assume it’s because we are surrounded by open farm fields in all directions.

    Thanks LC. You are lucky to not have those squirrels in your gardens. They dig everything up and eat some of it too. Very annoying. We did finally get bird feeders that they cannot get into, saving us on sunflower seed expenditures. πŸ™‚

  15. wiseacre says:

    I couldn’t resist a post endorsed by your cat.

    HA, Thanks. πŸ™‚

  16. gittan says:

    Enjoyed and smiled all the way / kram gittan

    Thanks Gittan, I am so glad you enjoyed this little bit of silliness.

  17. Patsi says:

    Cute Frances. Looks like Aloysius is part of the rock. Love kitty !!

    Thanks, Patsi. He did look funny sitting on Alas Poor Yorick. πŸ™‚

  18. Nell Jean says:

    Oh, it’s cute. The cat and dove made up for featuring a hateful squirrel.

    If I had to choose a favorite squirrel, I would take the grey fox squirrel, who has a monkey face.

    Thanks Nell Jean. I agree about the squirrel. I have never seen the grey fox, that sounds cool, and alittle creepy! πŸ™‚

  19. Catherine says:

    I liked your pome! I love the look in the cat’s eyes, he must be giving the squirrel the evil eye πŸ™‚

    Thanks Catherine. Kitty was after something, balanced on the fence post. He loves to hang around whenever I am outside, always on the lookout. πŸ™‚

  20. bloominrs says:

    Thanks for the big smile!

    Thanks for that, it makes me happy to bring a smile. πŸ™‚

  21. kimberly says:

    Wonderful and clever, Frances!!

    Thanks Kimberly, glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  22. Lona says:

    LOL! What fun. I see the squirrels are running around your area too. Do you feed them chili LOL! I had a posting about my squirrels this week. I enjoyed your poem and pictures Frances.

    Thanks Lona, chili, extra hot, would be good for those little buggers. They are on the digging brigade at the moment, trying my patience.

  23. Teresa O says:

    Hi Frances,

    What a fun little ditty accompanying your fabulicious photos. It made me laugh out loud.

    Thanks Teresa. So glad you liked the silly story today. πŸ™‚

  24. easygardener says:

    Love the glassware – and Aloysius. The cat is way too obvious – Aloysius can see him out of the corner of his eye!

    Thanks EG. Kitty’s coloration helps hide him from the critters, he is very sneaky sometimes, if not with this pose. πŸ™‚

  25. A poem about a squirrel can never go wrong. Very fun.

    Thanks MMD. I know we are of the same mind about the squirrels. πŸ™‚

  26. Well, you are not only a good writer, gardener and photographer but a poet as well!

    Oh you are too sweet, Noelle, thanks. The poetry is pitiful, but was the best I could come up with. It is not my strong suit.

  27. Beckie says:

    Frances, the poem as well as the photos were delightful. A fun way to end my day-a smile as I yawn. Thank you. Hope you are enjoying your spring-it was 66 here today! Hooray!!

    Thanks Becky, 66 sounds perfect! Glad you had some spring finally. πŸ™‚

  28. ssaa4ever says:

    god pless you
    your pictures are speaking
    keep showing us the magic of your place

    You are very sweet, thank you. πŸ™‚

  29. Jean says:

    I forgive you. πŸ™‚ Love the photos.

    Thanks Jean, it was a big transgression to the world of poetry, I know. πŸ™‚

  30. joey says:

    Delightful, Frances. Spring fever has a hold on us … I feel a bit like Aloysius myself πŸ™‚

    Thanks dear Joey. Spring is trying to break through here as well. Not a moment too soon. πŸ™‚

  31. skeeter says:

    All you need is to incorporate some train music and I would have been up on the table dancing with ya woman! Poems to me are pretty much rhymers so this one is awesome and you have taken poetry to a new level…. Loved your cat top post….

    Thanks Skeeter. Music would be a good additon to this sad excuse at poetry. At least it does rhyme, and Kitty says meow which translates to thanks. πŸ™‚

  32. Frances, that was one of the worst pomes ever! Thanks, I enjoyed it very much. Giggle

    Looking forward to meet you in May and live in hope that you will treat us all to some more dire poetry. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks and likewise about meeting up with you and the rest, YE. Dire is the only kind of poetry we gots! πŸ™‚

  33. Haha! A very clever poem, about a clever and mischievous garden visitor. I shall read it out loud to my own arch frenemies who visit my yard.

    So nice to see you, Susan, thanks so much. I hope those devils are frightened to death by the dire poetry! πŸ™‚

  34. Do you believe I had a houseplant named Aloysius when I was a teen? I used to name all my plants back then, been they were in the single digits! πŸ™‚ P.S. Red squirrels are so cute!

    Great name. We still name certain plants, roses in particular, here. Is that a red squirrel, I never know the difference?

  35. Layanee says:

    Those rascally squirrels…love the photos.

    Thanks Layanee.

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