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Wacky Wordage No 15 – Soupilifications by J.R.Poulter, illus by Mattias Adolfsson

House Tree Lower by Mattias Adolfsson

House Tree Lower by Mattias Adolfsson

Soupilifications by J.R.Poulter

“Soup”, said the little bird up in the tree,

“It’s SOUP they want to make of me!”

O> O> O> O>

“Disgusting!” the parrot replied, but he lied.

He’d helped brew the stew of the others who’d died.

O> O> O> O>

The little bird looked at his trembly wee feet

And went , Tweeeeeeeeeeeeeet….”

O> O> O> O>

“Alas, ‘tis sad,” the parrot sighed,

“Come sit on the branch here, by my side.”

And the parrot preened, stretching his wings out wide.

O> O> O> O>

“You have big wings, I could curl up and hide…”

The wee birdy twittered. The parrot obliged.

That was the last that was heard of wee bird.

O> O> O> O>

So here’s a tip for you or whoever,

Birds of a feather should NOT stick together

If one of them’s on the menu ever!


Wackily whimsical wordage No. 9 – Dandelion Down – banner by Constance Wong

Dandelion Down, banner by Constance Wong

Dandelion Down, banner by Constance Wong

Dandelion Down by J.R.Poulter 08

A little bit of feather fluff

Stood up on its tippy toes

To see the way the wild wind blows.

It stretched so high, a little puff

And the dandelion down

Was blown around

Wherever the wind chose!


It danced upon its tiny feet

Across the flowers beds and street.

It twirled and whirled!

Whole worlds unfurled,

Fern fronds and rosebuds

All uncurled!


It danced until the arms of earth

Reached for the child that it gave birth.

Dandelion seed swirled softly down

To cuddle deep into the ground.

When she awoke from winter sleep

She laughed in the sun then

Once again,

She longed to leap!