Here’s a doodle ditty for Poetry Friday:
Hey, Doodle, Doodle Hey, doodle, doodle, the sauce and the noodle, The wolf howled up with a tune, The little fish splashed to applaud such sound, And the fork rode away by balloon. © Karin Fisher-Golton, 2018
Back in February, in the thick of my poetry group’s poem-a-day project, I had the thought to take the familiar, pleasing sounds of a nursery rhyme into different, but related, directions. I like how this led me to look closely at where the silliness in the original has a sort of logic and where it sets logic free. Many of the words and images I chose in “Hey, Doodle, Doodle” are tributes to words in the original without using them directly.
If this notion inspires other poems, I’d love to see them . . . maybe there’s a “Hey, Dawdle, Dawdle,” a “Hey Dibbly, Dibbly,” or a “Hippity, Dippity, Clop” on its way into the world!
Perhaps because of the suggested full moon and the changing of personas, “Hey, Doodle, Doodle” seems fitting for Halloween week. May you and your families have fun at the edges of logic for Halloween!
For more Friday poems visit Kay McGriff’s A Journey Through the Pages blog, where she has a Poetry Friday linky and her own sweet sunrise poem.