Thursday, May 15, 2014

Not the Zoo

no lions 

in the park today 

mother pushing stroller

reassured blond toddler

her clipped british tone

kept tiger’s stalk

panther’s pounce

gorilla growl at bay
by Joanne Faries
(On Good Friday, at the Dallas Arboretum, I heard those words from a mother pushing a stroller. Obviously the little boy had asked the lion question thinking of past trips to a zoo. My friend and I chuckled - we reviewed our flowery stroll and indeed had been safe from wild animals. )


  1. In the eyes of a toddler....a parks not a park without stalkers, pouncers and growlers...who knows they might be lurking in those flowery bushes.

    What a lot you said in so few words. Very nice. I am glad you stayed safe from wild animals...real and imagined.

    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  2. I enjoy your photos scrolling through

  3. Then again, even if there were tigers, panthers, and gorillas, many toddlers would be more interested in the pigeons and bugs. (OUR toddlers were, anyway.)

    Happy weekend!

  4. Hi Joanne, thanks for popping by, see you went to the zoo too?