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
High flyer



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.


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!

    Crafty Green poet

    • auntyemily

      September 3, 2011 at 11:48 am

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

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    August 31, 2011 at 5:52 am

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