Coyotes Howl in Fallbrook

in Poetry



A Bit of Doggerel by Sharon Radt and Pat Gressitt



The Spider and the Fly



By Sharon Radt

A spider spins its web in a corner of the shed He spins it round and round cautiously, without a sound Isn't that sly to catch a fly?

I Once Hooked Sailors

By Pat Gressitt
I once hooked sailors with my cane When I was young and kind of vain But now that age impairs my gait I need my cane to ambulate

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Pat Gressitt is a retired school social worker, a lover of words and bawdy verse, and a Mother of Pearl.

Note: The illustration is by Arthur Rackham for The Spider and the Fly,  from Aesops Fables, published by Heinemann, 1912.