Folía: Children’s Rhyme: Build a Pet


It was a silly accident
I mixed a pig and a frog
A bouncing pog was born and went
Maybe I could build a dog

So I thought of what I could use
I tried a duck and a frog
The resulting frock got loose
Maybe I’ll give up on the dog

I decided that was okay
Because everyone has a dog
But how many people can say
they have a frock or a pog


Folía is a nonsensical or a ridiculous poem, originating in 16th century Spain, probably influenced by a Portuguese dance song.

The elements of the Folía are:

stanzaic, written in any # of quatrains.
syllabic, 8 syllables lines or shorter.
rhymed, rhyme scheme abab cdcd etc.
ridiculous or nonsensical.


Weekly Theme:
Spanish Poetry Forms


39 thoughts on “Folía: Children’s Rhyme: Build a Pet

      1. Yup, it’s Monday. New theme every week.
        Might have another Spanish week in a few months, there are plenty of forms I haven’t tried before 😉

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    1. Thank you.
      I think I’m still a few years away from those talks 😂
      Still, we can make mules and zonkeys. There’s always a chance.
      Maybe not with ducks and chickens though.

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      1. That talk with my boys was also inspired by the chickens – although it was a rooster at least, not a duck. After a fair bit of explanation there was a pause followed by
        “are you going to have any more babies mum?”
        “no, I’m not”
        “So you’re not going to mate with dad again?”
        “weelll… oh look, there’s dad – ask him”.

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      2. Hilarious 🤣
        I almost look forward to having the conversation now.
        Chicken and rooster mating is a quick ordeal, it would an interesting world if it was the same for humans.

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