Happy World Rhino Day!

Tomorrow, September 22nd, is World Rhino Day. And I’m very pleased to announce that my Limerick Ode To The Rhinoceros is included in the International Poetry Anthology For Rhino in a Shrinking World. And that it was one of five of the anthology’s poems read at a World Rhino Day celebration in Grahamstown, South Africa.

Limerick Ode To The Rhinoceros
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The rhino appears prehistoric,
With a diet that’s vega-caloric.
It’s endangered, alas.
Laws to save it must pass.
This would make all its lovers euphoric.

UPDATE: May 1 is Save The Rhino Day.

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14 Responses to “Happy World Rhino Day!”

  1. brian miller says:

    nice…how cool on being selected…i love rhinos…they are so cool….one of my fav animals…

  2. Poet Laundry says:

    Congrats! And thanks for the information too…didn’t know it was endangered.

  3. Dennis Go says:

    Nice poem for the rhinos!

  4. Sara V says:

    Great poem and congratulations Mad!! You’ve been racking up the awards lately–very well deserved :-) Yay!

  5. Rachel says:

    Your love for them shines through this limerick! Congrats on getting published. :)

  6. Bodhirose says:

    So nice for you to have your poem read, Madeleine, what an honor… I didn’t know there was a World Rhino Day…but of course there should be…their numbers are dwindling terribly.

  7. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone for your kind words!

  8. Glad I visited and heard about happy world rhino day. good job spreading the word with your poem

  9. A writer with rhinoceros hide
    Can endure the most cutting aside
    As the critics attack
    Every spear cuts their back
    Yet they stay resolutely dry-eyed.

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks very much Mary and Madeleine and Steven. And thanks for your fun limerick Madeleine!