Emails, flyers, posters, letters
and a lot more bumf
advertised circus parade
real elephant’s galumph.
But the beast was clumsy, shy
a masked and costumed humf.
Cheated crowd wants money back
not ringmaster’s “Harrumph.”
© 2013 – Violet Nesdoly
David Harrison’s Word of the Month challenge for June is “Harrumph.” The poem above is the result of trying to fit into one poem all the words with the end rhyme ‘umf’ contained in my little rhyming dictionary.
Why don’t you write a “harrumph” poem? Mr. Harrison welcomes submissions of harrumph poems to the W.O.M. page of his blog (post in comments) till the end of June.
Now for some real poetry, check out Poetry Friday, hosted this week by the always surprising Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference.