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Below is the poem entitled A HAY FIDDLE FIDDLE which was written by poet Joe Maverick. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The full fallow moon was hung low in July
 As white stars & fireflies lit the night sky
A sight to behold was the feline bold
Drawing sighs from the violin, his arms did enfold
He played on the breeze to the harvest to come
As An orchestra of crickets rasped to each thrum...'
He raised now the tempo and thought
 Of a dish & a spoon that had shone
In delighted off they did run!
And so he made ‘paws' quaffing wine from a tun 
Then throwing the fiddle up tight to his chin
He forgot about thinking in pursuit of more din!
The cow swished her tail to the music he made
As the dog danced the polka, through a small garden maze! 
He played till the pearly dawn light did show
Then the crickets fell silent; and the bird calls did grow!
He slept where he fell, to bother no more...
As a ship makes its way to the safest of shores..’
As he turns in his slumber, as she rolls o'er the waves
He would hold no regrets ‘till the ending of days.'

©Joe Maverick 12-10-13

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  1. Date: 1/10/2014 4:24:00 PM
    Hi Joe, my friend... .. I posted a new poem would you like to take a trip and read my poem..... You will find your name on my latest... hehehehHeheheh, WARNNING!!! It is a long poem... :) :) LINDA

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 8:48:00 AM
    pure energy of a piece so well scribed.. love the descriptive, playful setting,joe... a gem!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 10:16:00 AM
    By doggies, you fiddled up a storm. The waves damn near upset that pea green boat. Enjoyed mucho Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Superb poem and beyond amazing this is my very dear friend Joe. You wrote a very enjoyable poem for kids. I sooo love every line especially on parts of the crickets. I'm faving this one and I will share to all my kids if you don't mind? Thank you thank you, thank you ever sooo much! Biggest hugs! Thanks a lot for stopping by on my poem and your lovely comments! Have a great day! love lots and hugs, Leonora

    Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick
    Date: 11/3/2013 4:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your uplifting words I am most satisfied that you'd consider reading this piece out to your children Leonora.. I am honoured indeed.. Tell them hello from me; Joe..)
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 5:04:00 PM
    Well tuned piece, Inspired by a child's poem and well rendered. Thanks for your kind comments on my featured poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:46:00 AM
    great poetry here Joe ole mate.... re: Southern cross :} yes the extreme right wing is on the prowl, bjelke in his grave might howl? we sure remember him, the peanut king, brown paper bags endowed...

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 4:18:00 PM
    love this write, Joe

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Hello Joe, my my, if you don't stop by I'd keep thinking you moved on from this site... or are to busy, like me... Anyways, I find your poem very entertaining. The first 2 lines are my favorite and very dreamy. The Crickets sure played beautiful to this lovely rhyme and night... I have to agree with Andrea, This one runs with many of my favorite poems on the soup... Nice sweet end... always LINDA A FAN

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:20:00 PM
    very clever write, Joe

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 2:54:00 PM
    Hey Joe this is not only amazing poetry,, but oh so clever..glad i have seen this wonder,,,,

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:56:00 PM
    what were you talking about in your comment about sensible and boring? hahaha. sometimes I think you speak Martian to me!!!

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 6:50:00 PM
    I especially like the last line and this is a cute play on the old nursery rhyme..Enjoyed reading it this evening...Thanks for stopping by...We are all okay..Cody is at his destination..He has ten weeks of training to do and then he will driving team driving for 250,000 miles.Sara

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 8:52:00 AM
    wow, I LOVE how you redid this old nursery rhyme. Thanks for posting this new poem, Joe. this one a FAVE. It's one of your best.

    Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick
    Date: 10/13/2013 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You know I am teasing ( I hope )
    Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick
    Date: 10/13/2013 9:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ah..ah so its one of my best.' is it Andrea?? L O L ))))) And herrumph..' ha ha.. I can hardly contain myself..' That must mean....." (that i don't have many) good ones that is..' now what do you have to say for yourself.?? Anyway hope you are well and thanks for The great comments, on the good poems that is..'
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 10:00:00 PM
    As if I am hearing lilting nursery unforced rhymes, Joe.

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 11:09:00 AM
    I love your take on this old nursery rhyme Joe excellent pen Shadow x smile