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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sketchbook: a neater, fleeter cheetah

I was sketching this lazy cheetah and couldn't do a thing with him.  Suddenly he got up and started doing yoga, then he got into some weights and gymnastics. That thing with the springs is a chest expander - people had them in the 70's.  I was thinking of doing a verse to go with him, along the lines of: "Never try to cheat a cheetah - don't mistreat or beat a cheetah", but as he looks to be getting fit, something about a neater fleeter cheetah might be completer and have a better meter.
Post your cheetah poems here.  You know you want to.


  1. I have never seen a sweeter cheetah,
    Gay he is the best,
    Your cheetah is a world beater,
    A book would be the test!

  2. I have printed out your genial cheetahs as an inspiration to post on my fridg.(Should I delete the poor guy with the weights? He's obviously overambitious!)

  3. Thanks for the lovely cheetah poem, origa-me! I wonder if I could sustain him for a whole book. Maybe not if he's going to pick up those weights ... I could give him a hula hoop instead for his abs (?)