Reflections on Mommyhood

Judyknit Home Page


The Presence
Time Bomb
Wolf, Wolf
Rough Passage
The Newborn
Garage Sales and Baby
Mom's Conflict
Another Battle
The Transformation
My Child
Vacation with Baby
Busy Baby
The Battle
At Thirteen and Fourteen Months
Books and Puzzles
Christmas 1984
Lookie, Mommy
Toddler Words
A is for Ark
Me, Daniel
Three Little Words
Mommy, It Hurts
Tired Again
Two Little Boys
A Father's Pride
Number Two Son
Oh, God
Too Soon

A is for Ark


Ark of Noah, with animals full
Baboons and bluebirds in its hull
Camels and cobras, side by side
Donkeys and dogs will take a ride
Elephants, eels, and elk within
Frogs and fox add to the din
Giraffes are standing very high
Hummingbirds fly quickly by
Insects buzz the whole day through
Jackals, jaguars on board too
Kangaroos hopping on the floor as
Lions in their corner roar
Monkeys climbing as they play
Nightingales sing all the day
Ostrich struts and cannot fly
Peacocks with their raucous cry
Quails are finding quiet spaces
Raccoons with their bandit faces
Sheep and spiders, snakes and snails
Tigers with their sleek long tails
Urus, a wild bull was there
Vicunas with their wooly hair
Wolf and weasels, wasp as well
Xenurine, with bony shell
Yaks and yellow-bellied sapsuckers, too
Zebras, zebus. Now we're through.
Copyright 1988 by Judith E. Garling

Permission is granted for you to copy these poems for yourself or to share with others as long as the poems are not changed, you include the copyright notice, and no fee is charged. If you would like to post a poem on your website, please obtain permission; send me an email.