An Alpaca Love Letter

A female alpaca

Is a matter

Of lots of spare parts.

The fur

Of some cur,

The neck of giraffes.

The knees

If you please

From knobbly trees,

While her spleen

Which seems

To be newish,

With her eyes,

No surprise

Seductively bluish.

Eye lashes so bold

Beautifully kohled

It’s really a thrill

To know the alpaca

Is a cracker

,Jack girl.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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22 Responses to An Alpaca Love Letter

  1. willowdot21 says:

    A lovely poem 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  2. trifflepudling says:

    One of your very best! Love it x

    Liked by 1 person

  3. noelleg44 says:

    What a great ode to alpacas! We visited an alpaca farm in Maine, where they keep alpacas for their wool, and discovered how nice it is to be kissed by one! They have better personalities than llamas.

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  4. They do have those beautifully kohled eyes, don’t they? A fun poem, Geoff. Thanks for the smiles. 🙂

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  5. Enjoyed it. Such a cute animal

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  6. KL Caley says:

    Oh, how fun! There is a lovely farm shop near as that has some alpacas (or llamas, I’m never sure of the difference). They also have a camel but I can identify that one 😂. KL ❤️

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  7. This is delightful, Geoff. Hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Totally off subject of alpacas–I saw a dog on Thursday that looked so like Dog that I had a moment of genuine cognitive dissonance. Where was I anyway?

    Liked by 1 person

  9. tootlepedal says:

    A grand tribute to a fine animal.

    Liked by 1 person

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