National Poetry Month (24/30): My Family and Other Animals in 5-7-5

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

My mother read this
To us when we were all kids.
I’ll never forget.

Bonus haiku!

Memorable scene:
The scorpion mother writhes,
Covered in babies.

(EEP!)

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(Participate in National Poetry Month! Add your own haiku in the comments, and I’ll post my favorite reader contributions in May!)

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4 Responses to “National Poetry Month (24/30): My Family and Other Animals in 5-7-5”

  1. RogerBW Says:

    Unending summers
    Of perfect island childhood:
    Cutting true pictures.

  2. Liz Says:

    We read Durell’s books
    Out loud on our camping trips
    When I was little

  3. Friend Mouse Says:

    I’m not a haiku-ist (haiku-er?) but MFaOA is one of my all-time favorite books ever.

  4. megwood Says:

    I’m totally thrilled you guys know this one! I thought I might be the only one out there!

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