Which came first? Chicken or Egg?

Which came first?  Chicken or Egg?



Morph means to change shape.  So many things morph – the human form does so automatically, quite a few times during our lives!  Some of us even choose to change our shape!  Other creatures morph into totally different forms. 

Plants morph, from seed to the final bloom or edible form.

Words change shape – they add a prefix, a suffix, an extra letter, and more.  Thus, when we write we can choose how our words morph.


In 70s Britain, there was a children’s cartoon character called ‘Morph’, mischievous and funny.  Created by Tony Hart, he was made of clay so could move and the stop-motion character was a great hit – I loved it, even though I was no longer a child!


Changing shape is mystical, shape-shifting like witches or magical animals.  A sculptor changes shapes to suit his or her whim, to suit the muse, to suit the purpose.  Our imagination can shape anything.  As writers, we can conjure shapes in our readers’ minds.

Here’s a quirky poem about morphing:


So you can Morph!

So you can morph! What can you do?

Are you a caterpillar who

becomes a beautiful flutterby?


Or can you be a spirit ghost

who adopts the mortal host?

What becomes of the wretch within?


Or are you one of Rowling’s lot,

a Metamorphmagus who’s got

ability to be this or that?


Maybe, not quite so clever though,

Animagus, which creature’s show

will betray your inner traits?


Much worse, a Boggart you could be,

morphing to fear of snake or tree.

Can I survive your evil will?


For certain, my Patronus power,

when morphed within a forest bower,

becomes a bright, translucent Lion.


Two names can morph, like Bridgwater;

a bridge on water is what it oughta

be, but wait and see the truth.


This bloke called Walter had a brigge,

a quayside for those ships a-rig;

Walter’s Brigge became Bridgwater!


Whatever morphing can disguise,

change shape to then deceive our eyes,

to me it is a wondrous thing

like nature’s merging into Spring.


AFC 6/2022


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Ann Carr

I love writing; short stories, poems, fiction and non-fiction. My time in teaching dyslexics, primary, secondary and adults, life with grandchildren and a multitude of experiences, all have taught me to value family, nature and life in general. I'm a member of HubPages ( which has helped me hone my writing skills. I have published an anthology of stories and poems on the subject of 'words', entitled 'Take a Word!', designed to encourage writers to stretch their boundaries when choosing words. It's exciting to be a part of a community which has the same passion for writing.

4 thoughts on “Morph

  • June 6, 2022 at 6:06 PM

    Very enjoyable. First your introduction was entertaining and educational then the poem starts. Second, I am a sucker for rhyme and you had some great rhyme. I looked down at my belly and thought of your introduction and giggled. Ok it was a laugh. Jamie

  • June 7, 2022 at 1:04 AM

    Thanks, Jamie. I appreciate your comments on this. Glad you enjoyed the changing romp through this and that!

  • June 7, 2022 at 12:08 PM

    Thank you, Phyllis! I had fun with this and I’m glad you enjoyed it.


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