Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"Dashing through the snow"--or not :)

(Written on the subway on the way to work this morning. To the tune of "Jingle Bells" [vu den/what else?].)

Dashing—not!—through snow
Fast one cannot go
Bundled without grace
Wind is in my face
'brella did a flip
In the wind's wild grip
Lucky that I caught a bus or surely I would slip

"Ding-dong" bell—subway hell:
"Watch the closing doors!"
Subway steps are slick with slush
I wish they'd clean the floors

But why curse? Could be worse
This, of course, we know
New York City goes berserk
With just one inch of snow

:) :) :)



Blogger Hila said...

I love it! Too cute!

Thu Feb 15, 01:57:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

:) Thanks! :)

Thu Feb 15, 05:59:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Elie said...

Love it! My dad z'l, whose yahrzeit is this weekend, would have appreciated it too. I'll be writing more about him today or tomorrow.

Thu Feb 15, 10:12:00 AM 2007  
Blogger torontopearl said...

Shira, this is great...and deserves a wider readership. The scene you described also would work for Toronto!

Thu Feb 15, 01:00:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Elie, glad you enjoy. Your father, too, must have had a good sense of humor.

TorontoPearl, I thought there was more snow in Toronto--not that I would wish it on you.

So, nu,
haven't you
been known to write
a poem or two?
TP, I could use some advice from you,
For a "wider readership," what should I do?

To those who've already commented and those who may yet comment, thanks! I've noticed that I rarely get comments on my poetry posts, so I really appreciate your kind, not to mention enthusiastic, words. This particular poem was really fun to write, so I'm especially tickled that it's tickling so many other people's funny bones. :)

Thu Feb 15, 10:06:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Oh, my heavens, silly me
Don't know why I didn't see
This poem's earned popularity
'Cause it's not so much a poem as a parody
I’m learning from Lenny, apparently :)

Fri Feb 16, 07:18:00 AM 2007  

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