Monday, February 13, 2012

For Real Toads: love for Valentine's Day

Toad went a-courtin’ and he did go, okay,
out to Las Vegas for the Cirque du Soleil
he wanted a gal who could fly through the air
and catch a trapeze by the skin of her hair—
okay, uh-huh, soleil
he saw that gal and she was a bird, oh yes,
with feathers where her hair shoulda been, but yes—
our toad just wanted to marry she, mais oui,
she’s the flyin’est bird Toad ever did see—
but yes, mais oui, oh yes
Toad hopped up backstage with a diamond ring
and he’s hoping to get that bird to sing 
and make him hoppier than she could guess
“Mr. Toady, oh, yes, mais oui, but yes!
I will, I'll wear your ring."

Responding to the Valentine's Day challenge for the writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. Kerry obviously had some fun with the prompt, and many other writer-bloggers are hours ahead of me today, so I think they had fun, too. I know I did.


Joyful said...

Cute :-) Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Heaven said...

How cute...I like the a-hoppin love story ~

Jenn Jilks said...

You have so much fun writing poetry!
And the photos of the palace....amazing.

Cheers from Cottage Country!

Marian said...

ah, hoppin' romantic! i thought it was not going to end so well :)
i would like to hear you sing this, Kay. i can hear it, & i want to hear it in YOUR voice.

wenn said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Lolamouse said...

Love it! It could even work as a storyline for the Cirque, although it may make too much sense!

Teresa said...

This is such a cute poem! I love your little froggy character. Hope you found some Valentine's chocolate!

Powell River Books said...

Here's an early happy Valentine's Day. Wayne and I are heading up to the cabin tomorrow for my week off. Can't wait. - Margy

Susie Clevenger said...

Love this Toad romance...Happy Valentine's Day

Kerry O'Connor said...

A round of applause and a shower of roses.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable post dear Kay.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Abin Chakraborty said...

what a croaking romance!funny and adorable.

Mrs.Trellis said...

Nice one! LOL :)