frog in pond

If I learned how to construct a Sonnet in my school years, I certainly can’t recall it now. Elihu, however, is in the midst of a creative writing block in school, and the form is very much on his mind. So are frogs. Yesterday the seventh grade recited Shakespeare’s Sonnet 60 for the school assembly. All of these elements combined have resulted in this work…


The Wide Variety of Frogs           by Elihu Conant-Haque


There are so many different kinds of frogs

They jump, change color, swim and even fly

Frogs live in woodlands, rainforests and bogs

But frogs need clean, warm climates or they’ll die


The Wallace Frog with hands outstretched, soars high

His skillful twists and turns no frog can match,

The distance of his fall is what he flies

Below him treefrogs climb like acrobats.


The Golden Treefrog speedily doth climb,

How graceful is he sitting ‘pon his log

And tho’ they didst for naught to help my rhyme

We’ll note the Pickerel and Leopard Frog


And whilst I stand for my anuran friends

If e’er you hated frogs, please make amends.

4 thoughts on “Sonnet

    1. My personal advice is make sure they’re pointed away from you when someone holds them up for inspection!!
      As long as they won’t pop into my face I’m ok. Or maybe just admire them in photographs – and try to remember they’re innocent little creatures of God, just like all of us.

      But most likely you’ll never have to deal with one up close unless you choose to!

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