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A lovely villanelle by Martin Elster up today, adapted from "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:
https://autumnskypoetrydaily.com/202...rtin-j-elster/

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Unread 01-15-2022, 09:59 PM
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Nicely done, Martin!
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Unread 01-15-2022, 10:25 PM
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Many thanks, Susan and Andrew!

I hope those frozen frogs are having pleasant dreams during this cold spell. By the way, there are five known species of freeze-tolerant frogs in North America, including the well-studied wood frog, as well as Cope's gray tree frog, the eastern gray tree frog, spring peepers, and the western chorus frog. They are evolutionary marvels!
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Good one, Martin. Congratulations.
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Congrats, Martin; thanks, Susan, for the link

Martin, this was also a contest winner, yes? Alek thought you might enjoy this video

Best wishes,
Fliss
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Thanks, Fliss. And please thank Alek for me. It's a fun video (amazing, actually), and I enjoyed.
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Nice one, Martin. I enjoyed this despite not knowing Bishop's villanelle. Love "frog-cicle".

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Thanks, Matt. I'm glad "frog-cicle" tickled your fancy. I'm also pleased to hear that you didn't need to know Bishop's poem to enjoy this one.
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Aww, this is really fab. I liked 'frog-cicle' too, and 'I'm a pro' and the way it's written from the froggy hero's perspective.

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Thanks, Sarah-Jane!
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