I love what Tabatha Yeatts has done with the Seasonal Poetry Swap – but this year I’m doubly thankful to her, because not only did she organise the swap, but she drew my name… So sent her poem to me. And not just any poem… a shape poem, inspired by my whale concrete poem. And there again, I was doubly blessed, because my gift came not just from Tabatha, but her talented daughter, Elena, who turned the words into a work of art.
QUESTIONS FOR KOKO
by Tabatha Yeatts
A fine-gorilla-person is who?
Me, Koko (I speak to you!)
Do you want something to eat?
Food, food (Give me your treat!)
What did you name your kitty?
All Ball (His tail is bitty)
Is there a sign for you?
Queen, queen (You know it’s true!)
What is that photo you have?
Sad-cry (I miss my cat)
Where do we go when we die?
A comfortable hole (Kiss me goodbye.)
Of course, I had to go and read more about Koko. What a beautiful (also, sad) story! And there are cats! (Which you know… because the poem does say that. 🙂 )
Thank-you so much for your thoughtful gifting, Tabatha and Elena! It is very much appreciated.