Friday, July 3, 2009

Poetry Frightday

Illustration and poem "Deinonychus" copyright 2009 Douglas Florian

For Poetry Friday a frightful poem, "Deinonychus" from DINOTHESAURUS. Deinonychus was a dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period that used its sharp claws and powerful jaws to kill its prey. The raptors in the movie Jurassic Park that chased the kids around the lab were very similar to this predator. Some paleontologists say it was warm-blooded and had feathers (which I've indicated a bit). There was also a heavy metal band named Deinonychus. I snuck their goth logo into the art.
Deinonychus
die-NON-i-kus (terrible claw)
Deinonychus had terrible claws.
Deinonychus had dangerous jaws.
Deinonychus was built to attack.
Deinonychus would hunt in a pack.
Deinonychus would leap on its prey.
Deinonychus could ruin your whole day!

8 comments:

Mary Lee said...

Thanks for the insider peek into the illustration!

Kelly H-Y said...

Love that poem!
Your comment on my blog about 'Flearence' was brilliant ... in the future, I may have to use that as the new title of that piece, if that's OK with you!

TeresaR said...

I'm going to Tweet your lovely Poetry Frightday post!

jone said...

Love this one. This book has been a hit at school. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

I have to say that Deinonychus is a very cool band name!
My four year old son aspires to be a paleontologist. I'm sure his Dinothesaurus had something to do with that!

poemhome said...

Thanks Mary Lee. That's just half.
Kelly H-Y: You have clearence for Flearence. Have a nice landing.
Teresa: You're very tweet!
jone: glad they liked it.
Kelly: Cool band name, Deinonychus, but I'm not sure I'd want to have dinner with them. Or them with me!

Andrew said...

Thanks for the insider peek into the illustration!That's really good one..


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Jack said...

Nice poetry..we are waiting for more poems from you..take care..

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