Friday, June 27, 2014

Big Zoo Dance

Big Zoo Dance

Have you ever been there?
Have you ever had a chance?
Have you ever seen the animals 
at the Big Zoo Dance?


The ring-tailed lemur
listens to the big jazz bands.
He does the swing step,
complete with jazz hands.


The jellyfish love 
as they gracefully float and turn.
 Do you want to waltz too? 
You can do it...
just watch the jellyfish and learn!


You wouldn't expect the grim turkey vulture
to dance around a lot,
but you ought to see him flap his wings and strut
when he does the Turkey Trot.


The orange fin clownfish, 
with its stripes of neon blue,
twists and turns along the coral reef,
while dancing the Electric Boogaloo.


The big old bear dances and prances
to a rocking Twist and Shout.
He puts himself in such a spin,
he has to sit the next dance out!


The penguin dances to Puttin' on the Ritz,
and maybe he looks a little funny,
but in his fancy tuxedo suit,
he gives Astaire a run for his money.


The Lion King says to his Mrs.
"I won't dance with you."
So, she refuses to talk to him
and mopes around, feeling blue.

Have you ever been there?
Have you ever had a chance?
Have you ever seen the animals 
at the Big Zoo Dance?

43 comments:

  1. Awe, I love this Daisy. I love the pics and the way you brought them to life. Another one of your masterpiece poems.

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  2. This is fabulous Daisy... you did such a lovely job and the pictures are perfect. I think this is one of my favorites <3.. Have a great weekend :)

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  3. Splendid piece of work, Daisy! This would fascinate a child!

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  4. This is lots of fun, Daisy! Great photos....wish I was there!

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  5. Loverly, Daisy! Great pics, and words to make them sing. Um, wait. To make them dance! Fun.

    Happy weekend!

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  6. This made me smile Daisy. Love it and the pictures are great. My favorite - that bear. Love your writing.

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  7. that was so fun to read and see the photos! Makes me want to do the turkey trot.!

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  8. Thank you all for the kind words! I had fun playing around with this one. Mildred, I wish you were here too. We'd go to the zoo together and have a great time! :)

    Happy weekend everyone!

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  9. Now I really want to visit the zoo! This is such a cute poem, and I love how you brought it to life with the adorable pictures!

    Julie

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  10. Hey beauty,this is an amazing post!
    keep posting!
    xoxo Antonella

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  11. Wow! This is a fantastic posting. I loved all the photos of the animals and all of the verses that went with them. I like your poem very much. This is an outstanding posting.

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  12. Julie, Antonella, and Brenda, thank you all. I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

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  13. Ewe are so clever! xoxo

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  14. Olá amiga, vim desejar-lhe um abençoado início de mês.
    Lindo e divertido seu post !!!!
    Doce abraço Marie.

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  15. Thanks, Reenie! Thanks, Marie! :-)

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  16. i had to come "explain" why that darn hare eats frogs..lol

    Even though they are herbivores - at Jack Rabbit Peak they have evolved into frog eaters. This was due to a violent rain storm in the past that thrashed the plant life to smithereens and dropped frogs all over the mountain. The rabbits discovered their love of frog - Your comment made me think I should clarilfy the frog eating hare.

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    1. Hahaha! Thanks for clearing that up for me, Sandy! :D

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  17. very clever and fun!

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! Thanks for visiting and commenting here too! :)

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  18. I've never seen the animals dance at the zoo, but I've heard some of them sing.

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    1. Linda, yes! I've heard a few animal songs too! :)

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  19. This post would make for a fun children's book, in and of itself.
    I like that you included jelly fish - they're magnificent.
    Be well, Daisy.

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    1. I love watching the jellyfish. They are so graceful and beautiful. Thank you, Robyn! I hope you have a great week! :-)

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  20. Oh, Daisy, I love this posting of the animals. Your poetry is beautiful, too.

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! I hope you have a great week! :)

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  21. The poem was ve3ry charming, Connie, but even more so with the animal photos interspersed between verses.

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    1. Thank you, Beatrice. :-) I took these photos at our local zoo not long ago.

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  22. We just received two giant pandas from China, they are Xing Xing and Liang Liang, or "Prosperity" and "Pretty" in Mandarin, on loan to Malaysia for the next 10 years.

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    1. That's exciting. It must be wonderful to see them, Bananaz! Nice to see you back here. Hope you have a great week ahead. :)

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  23. I so enjoyed this poem and the photos are wonderful
    I am going to the zoo this Sunday with my granddaughter.

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    1. I hope you had a wonderful time with your granddaughter, Margie! Thank you for the kind words. Have a great week! :-)

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  24. Such a fun post! Always love your words and the pictures are great!

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! I hope you have a great week ahead! :)

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  25. Such a cute post, the cutest I've seen on any blog this week. Thanks, Daisy.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I'm so glad you liked this one. Hope you have a great week ahead! :)

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  26. Such a cute post! The animals are so adorable :)

    Steph,
    www.liebeladies.com

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    1. Thank you, Steph! Thank you for visiting and commenting here today too. :)

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  27. Your poem and pics brought a big smile. I will share it with the little one! She loves to dance, too! Glad you're having a great summer. I have missed staying in touch. Bless you!

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    1. Thank you, Karen! I'm glad to hear you are doing well. :)

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  28. Ah ha ha! These are PERFECT!

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  29. What lovely symphonies!

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    1. Thank you Vandana! Thank you for visiting here too. I hope you are having a good week. :)

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