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Senses Poems

By Josie Whitehead

This is yet another wonderful PERFORMANCE POEM

Dog Portrait


(Written in *onomatopoeia metre)

By Josie Whitehead

Prick Up Your Ears

Pitter patter, pitter patter
     Raindrops on my pane.
Rattle rumble, rattle rumble -
     That’s a passing train.

Slishy sloshy, slishy sloshy -
     A dishwasher’s soft beat
And clippy cloppy, clippy cloppy
     Horseshoes on the street.

Chitter chatter, chitter chatter -
     Magpies in the tree,
And jibber jabber, jibber jabber,
     Don’t speak fast to me.

Tippy tappy, tippy tappy -
     My fingers on the keys -

Which brings another poem your way. 
      I hope that it will please.

Copyright on all my poems

Onomatopoeia:  This means the usage of words to describe any sound that is created by a living being, a non-living object or entity is termed onomatopoeia. In some cases, the sound itself is used as the word. For example, ‘meow’, clippy cloppy, crash and perhaps . . . . sizzle frizzle.




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