Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z is for Zoon

Before I get to my last word - I just want to share with any who might drop by my experience this month. I'm in the middle of directing (and a lot more than just that role I might add) a play that goes up in a week and a titch. This along with teaching, my therapy work, the class I took in poetry - has made for a crazy time. I didn't do all I wanted with the A to Z - I went to visit old friends and a few new ones. I didn't get many new followers and that is because I didn't get out enough myself. I think those that came by - especially the stalwart hearts like Margot - enjoyed what they read. This is how I worked. I found a word with my finger in the dictionary. I cheated if I didn't like it at all but I was pretty fair with that. No one wants a word like zinkenite ((a steel-gray mineral) for instance - or I didn't! Then I would just start to write - trusting the word would take me somewhere. And it did - it took me to large green creatures (Unusual) and small green ones (Xenogenesis). I got to find out about Bonobos (Auspicious) and an Indian Tribe called the Passamaquoddy. I had mysteries going on in Qualm and faerie visits in Olden. All in all I let my mind trip to wherever and whenever it wanted.
Some of these could be seedlings for a later crop. Some will just have to be their own reward. But writing is always that. Hope you enjoyed the trip as much as I did!

And now for:
zoon - n. An animal developed from a fertilized egg.  - This started a conversation with my fella and I on what animal doesn't come from a fertilized egg? We couldn't think of a one. Ah well...

Ode to Us Critters

You zoon, you zoon, you crazy loon
I swoon to see you, darling zoon!

I love my kind, we're all a hoot,
whether feathered, or leathered (like a boot)

Yesterday I spied a deer, who brushed my fender (very near)
Was she aware that we are one, nurtured by nature, tame or wild
We are all born of an egg - fawn, chick or child?

When I visit the zoo out my way
Or see pets or wild animals, I will say

oh zoon oh zoon you lovely loon
I swoon to see you, darling zoon.


Margot Kinberg said...

Jan - What a terrific poem! And such a lovely reminder that we really are very much alike. Humans share most of their DNA patterns with even grasshoppers and that common thing - life - comes through in your poem.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I like your Ode to Critters. :) And good luck with all that you've got going on...you've got a full plate!

Trisha F said...

Congrats on getting through. I too didn't do all that I would have liked with the A to Z, but there are only so many hours in each day :)


Congratulations in completing the A to Z Challenge.