Australia: Possum Circus

One night as I lay in bed trying to get to sleep, the possums on my roof were making such a din that I yelled at my ceiling … What’s going on up there? Are you in training for the circus? … and then the idea struck for a poem that I quickly scribbled into the notebook beside my bed.

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And here it is (after lots of fiddling for rhythm and rhyme), illustrated by Gabriel Evans, in The School Magazine, for you to commiserate with during those noisy, sleepless nights … Possum Circus.

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I’d love to hear your possum stories.

And … the possums are still performing on my roof – I think they’re now training for the Possum Olympics!

Possum Circus

4 thoughts on “Australia: Possum Circus

  1. Rachel Logan

    Love it! I can totally relate, though perhaps I feel less cheerful and more marsupialicidal than you, Marian.

    Excellent meter and rhyme and what a fab artist you’ve got there!

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    1. marian Post author

      Ha! Love your comment, Rachel. It’s something that unites all of us Aussies. Gabriel (lovely name by the way) is a beautiful picture book illustrator as well as an artist – I am indeed honoured that he agreed to illustrate my little poem.

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