Dandy Springbok Pronks

Dandy Springbok Pronks

A Poem by barleygirl
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Gold savanna tufts tickle red rimrock
this realm is a million miles from gridlock
soar with arched back should worry knock
this dandy gazelle launches like a Springbok.

When baboons screech and zebras honk
three river hippos go plonk-plonk-plonk
in a lusty thrust like a buckeroo bronc
this snazzy Sprinkbok pumps his pronk.

Lacking the prowess of a rack of prongs
this wee antelope is swallowed in throngs
when grasslands thrum with omen songs
the Springbok pronks to show he’s strong.

His liftoff launches a reverie so randy
blunder like I bashed back shots of brandy
fancy laidback licks of rock-hard candy
blasting a bunny dressed like a dandy.

© 2019 barleygirl


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ha ha... wine is fine but liquor is quicker and candy is dandy but bunnies are honey:)
the last Allegheny river hippopotamus i met had terrible incontinence and it was best to swim upriver or was it that red slider? oh my the things that come from that mind of yours

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for checking out my "dandy" poem. I'm not done with the "dandy" theme, but just getting wa.. read more



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Who knew?? Margie, this is a fascinating turn of thoughts and pen and truly an inspiration from afar- Africa at that! Incredibly skillful rhyming, alliteration, and imagery that jumps off the page- just like the beautiful pronking Springbok in your photo. What a delightful dance he does! Thank you for introducing a new animal and terminology to me with this joyful poem!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I had finished a heavy political book about Africa & was surfing web to understand the lay of the la.. read more
i'd like to have a kick like a pronk, but i can do without the incontinence....Hippo but not Hip...

and be careful with our Bunny....don't blast him....he is too kind and dandy with his own poetry.

:))))

i wonder if "plonking" is fun....have to try that sometime.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


What an animalistic funny poem.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Animalistic fun pretty much sums up my life (not that I've always acted like an animal, but that I h.. read more
Tales of the Savanna and a little springbok named Randy...but how'd you know that was his name?
Yessir somewhere right now is a herd of these little antelopes hopping and bopping and a pride of lions waiting for a break in the action.

Good one, Bgirl.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

How my mind pronks after finishing a book about Africa! I was surfing web to research countries desc.. read more
Pronking is a new one on me Marge. Looks a bit like it should be in a mosh pit, headbanging at a metal gig 😀
Looks like they enjoy it though.
Ps... Dumb alert!!! I thought a springbok was one of those springy rakes you tidied leaves in your yard with. Have I been calling these fine beasts rakes all these years?

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Now that we're all in love with the idea of pronking . . . I'm trying to think about how this could .. read more
Lorry

2 Weeks Ago

Halloween pranking and pronking. Now that would be a sight.
I think I'll just stick too my us.. read more
barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Love it!!!!!!
You certainly brought the savanna alive Margie with this one. I never look at the artwork until after I have read the poem because I like to form my own imagery. I did wonder what pronking was though and smiled when I checked the artwork out. I really like that word pronk. It reminds me of the movements our young cat makes at times. Your lines bursting with activity and colour. This is a great fun write, your imagination is wonderful. You make people smile.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Earlier in the summer, I read a Louis L'Amour book about the desert & all my stuff started showing d.. read more

I used to have a spring like that... but now its (BOCKED).... nice one Margie... NUGs n fluff.. N

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Weeks Ago

far more fun than yanking.... wink wink...
barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I do quite a bit of that, so I know what you mean!
Neville

2 Weeks Ago


............................. :))))
I didn't know the word pronking before, but if you had invented it, I wouldn;t have been surprised. You poems have that pronking style that bursts out with jerking energy. You created the visual vista of the savanna and brought in a few more of Nature's wonders - the zebra, the baboon and the honking hippo. It was a lion-king-like show, with vibrant energy and good-humoured joi de vivre. As for the bunny licking the rock-hard candy... well!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

It's not uncommon for my train of thought to take a swerve into the gutter at the end of a perfectly.. read more
Oh y ouu!!! Hre am I sitting tuc ked in bed, calm.. and th ere g oes that crazy Sprng bok doing what no bok s h ould ever do offside a tram pol ine. Poor bunny. No further co mments, ache too much. xx

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Before I saw this photo, I was aimlessly enjoying Africa stuff, surfing the web after finishing a bo.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

2 Weeks Ago

Hey Emmy why you aching!!!!
emmajoy

2 Weeks Ago

Because Margie's p oem made me laugh so much...
do n't get me started again!
ha ha... wine is fine but liquor is quicker and candy is dandy but bunnies are honey:)
the last Allegheny river hippopotamus i met had terrible incontinence and it was best to swim upriver or was it that red slider? oh my the things that come from that mind of yours

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for checking out my "dandy" poem. I'm not done with the "dandy" theme, but just getting wa.. read more

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