Banana Boats

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini Challenge: “Boats” (Posted by Kim)
“I love boats, which is why this weekend I’d like you to write about a boat. It could be a boat you’ve owned; one on which you’ve taken a trip; a famous boat; a dream boat – it’s up to you, as long as your poem is a new one and it has a boat in it.”

Calypso me
in Chiquita head-
wear. Sail me across
the water in a yellow
inflatable banana
boat. Do not forget
my sun protection cream,
and I will promise
to regale you with
tales of the sea,
until you collapse
into peels of laughter.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to Banana Boats

  1. I love that inflatable banana boat! How cheerful this poem is! I love it.


  2. mhatter99 says:

    Words sailing in pure delight


  3. ms pie says:

    love wearing fruit on top of my head… sets the pace… love it…


  4. This sounds like a lovely boat ride… wonderful


  5. kim881 says:

    Oh Sara, your banana boat poem is so jaunty and sunshine-cheerful, with calypso and Chiquita head-wear! You’ve made my Sunday morning happy!.


  6. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Sounds good to me! I’ll come along for the ride. 🙂


  7. A poem that’s as fresh as a pineapple and just as zingy.


  8. Candy says:

    this is laugh-out-loud good!


  9. What a fun ride your words take us out on… this!


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