Capture a Critter #1: Monkey Buffet Festival

Excuse me, sir, but could you spare

A pineapple (we have no pears) —

Here, in this place

Of grandeur, grace

…And about 3,000 monkeys?

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Poemed for Deb Whittam‘s new writing prompt: Capture a Critter. I wrote in response to the Monkey Buffet Festival, an annual tradition of setting out a feast for the local monkeys in Lopburi, Thailand. This year’s event, held on November 24, will be their 31st year.

©2019 Chelsea Owens

16 thoughts on “Capture a Critter #1: Monkey Buffet Festival

  1. Deb Whittam November 11, 2019 / 12:17 am

    Love it Chelsea, such a fun poem, it fitted the photo perfectly

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    • Chelsea Owens November 11, 2019 / 6:59 am

      Thanks, Deb! I wasn’t sure where to go with the prompt! 🙂

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      • Deb Whittam November 11, 2019 / 11:52 am

        Anywhere you want Chelsea 😊

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  2. Jules November 11, 2019 / 10:47 am

    Wow. And I just put out black oil sunflower seeds everyday for the birds…
    No monkeys here. 🙂

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  3. H.R.R. Gorman November 13, 2019 / 7:16 am

    Oooh, a new prompt to add to my list when I get caught up enough to update it, haha!

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  4. Lisa Bradshaw November 15, 2019 / 1:51 am

    They are such lucky monkeys to get a feast like that.. 😉

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