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Sine Wave Squirrel

13 Aug

Last night at 3am I was thinking about the way squirrels bound along with such joyful glee. All the other jumping animals I could think of (kangaroos, birds, frogs) are not graceful, the squirrel seems to jump just perfectly, in a perfect sine curve. It’s a funny way to move along the ground. So I wrote a wee poem about it, I read it to my friend Katie first, because it’s her 29th birthday today. So in tribute to Katie Smith:

Sine Wave Squirrel

Blissful bouncer
Mouse on a mission
Risk taker

Graceful dancer
Bounding musician
Joy rider

Gleeful prancer
Motion magician
Free styler

Perfect sine wave
Mathematician
High flyer

Sleek
Leap
Excited

My
Heart
ignited

Your every spring it sings hooray!
Squirrel I love you and I wanted to say….

Of all the animals that jump,
I think YOU do it the best.

 
6 Comments

Posted by on August 13, 2011 in nature, poetry, Science, Writing

 

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6 responses to “Sine Wave Squirrel

  1. Kim

    August 13, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Well that will teach you won’t it… 😉

     
  2. julietwilson

    August 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Excellent, you’ve really captured the essence of squirrel dancing joy. However I think that I am one of many people who will argue that the rabbit can leap with boy joy and elegance too, there’s even a word for it, to binky!

    Juliet
    Crafty Green poet

     
    • auntyemily

      September 3, 2011 at 11:48 am

      Thanks Juliet, that’s taught me a new word too, binky (:

       
  3. google

    August 31, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I liked your article is an interesting technology
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