The Hedgehog

The Hedgehog

A Poem by Annie Gryphon

The hedgehog does not stink

 

Like a children’s cap he lays in grass

his yellow-brown prickles a brush cut.

 

Two unwashed feet spread to flight

the tummy a grey ball of felt like a dog’s toy

with a dark valve in it.

 

A trace leads to the roadway, a small line

just as someone scarified his finger.

 

Don’t make such a fuss, Mecki,

it won’t kill you.

 

 


© 2015 Annie Gryphon



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Aw, the poor little hedgehog!
Animals and traffic just don't mix.

Great imagery and emotion highlight this unusual, but original, piece, Annie, and your brevity does not rob the imagination of the vivid moment.

Masterfully done … thank you so much for sharing your creative self! ⁓ Richard

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Annie Gryphon

2 Years Ago

you really know how to write a review, thank you, dear Richard!
Richard

2 Years Ago

Annie, you are most welcome, and thank You! ~ RJ



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Your poetry is sublime,
but mine is Irish.
So it don`t rhyme.
-----Eagle Cruagh

Posted 2 Years Ago


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ANM
Conjures up the `hedgehog so well there life of chance sometimes they make it sometimes they don't..Mirror image of life throughout the natural world including our own! Well put together not a word wasted!


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Annie Gryphon

2 Years Ago

thank you for reading and commenting!
ANM

2 Years Ago

You are welcome1
Great poem! :) Felt sorry for the hedgehog but then the last two lines made me smile.
Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Annie Gryphon

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your comment, Andronicus
Aw, the poor little hedgehog!
Animals and traffic just don't mix.

Great imagery and emotion highlight this unusual, but original, piece, Annie, and your brevity does not rob the imagination of the vivid moment.

Masterfully done … thank you so much for sharing your creative self! ⁓ Richard

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Annie Gryphon

2 Years Ago

you really know how to write a review, thank you, dear Richard!
Richard

2 Years Ago

Annie, you are most welcome, and thank You! ~ RJ

Interesting...parochial lines. I must know more...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Annie Gryphon

2 Years Ago

a mysterious comment ... anyways thank you for reading and answering
~I like the irony behind this. "Like a children's cap he lays in the grass." Perfect comparison of the lifeless object he's now become. Excellent poem. ~

Posted 2 Years Ago


Annie Gryphon

2 Years Ago

thank you for reading and commenting!

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Annie Gryphon
Annie Gryphon

Otter River , somewhere in the world



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Annie looks different now. She took away her mask. Writing poetry in English is fun for me, a very special pleasure (my native and daily life language is German). Reviews are welcome in any way.. more..

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