Friday, October 2, 2015

Swoonicorns

Unicorns are immortal. It is their nature to live alone in one place: usually a forest where there is a pool clear enough for them to see themselves-for they are a little vain, knowing themselves to be the most beautiful creatures in all the world, and magic besides.
~Peter S. Beagle


Straight-up silliness today and a shout-out to Julie Larios, whose love for wordplay was one of the inspirations for this poem.


The Poetry Friday round-up is at My Juicy Little Universe.

14 comments:

jama said...

LOVE LOVE this, Tabatha! Don't know that I've seen anyone use "insouciance" in a poem so effectively before. :) And thanks for the quote -- didn't realize unicorns were so vain . . .

Liz Steinglass said...

You had me with your uni-stare!

Margaret Simon said...

Cleverly hilarious in so many ways!

Julie said...

What fun, Tabatha, and great wordplay! It's comforting to know that friends can be as silly as I am most of the time! :-) P.S. I met Peter Beagle once, when I was working at a bookstore here in Seattle. Well, I didn't really meet him, but I took his Visa card, saw the name, and got to tell him how much I enjoyed The Last Unicorn. He (Mr. Beagle, not the unicorn) was very sweet.

Linda Baie said...

Unicorns indeed are intriguing, even if vain, and now you've made them even more-so, with that "devil-may-care uni-stare". So clever and fun, Tabatha.

Sally Murphy said...

Love this. It made me giggle. I loved uni-stare but also burn-your-ears/earn-your-cheers. So clever.

katswhiskers said...

What fun, Tabatha! Yes, that uni-stare first line sweeps you into the swoony poetry.

Author Amok said...

The leather jackets are cracking me up right now. I think your swoony unicorns would look great on motorcycles, to complete the bad boy image.

Mary Lee said...

So. Much. Fun.

Tabatha said...

A belated question...the plural of "beau" is actually spelled "beaux" but I am afraid that would be distracting/unclear for English speakers. What do you think?

Thanks!

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Ho. I know understand that glittering unnerving feeling I always have around unicorns...they're sexy beasts! Also, I thank you, because Duncan specifically requested a unicorn poem and now I can give him yours while I get to mine.

Diane Mayr said...

It's remarkable how many multi-syllabic words you wove into your poem. I love seeing a reader challenged!

Violet Nesdoly said...

So clever and fun! I love the illustration too. He looks the part of a swoony poet.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Ha! Is it strange that this leather-clad beast reminds me of a cross between James Dean and Gilderoy Lockhart. Be still my corny heart....