When I was in college I majored in English: Writing and Communications, which means I took a lot of writing courses, my favorite always being creative writing courses if only because the poems that I always seemed to write in class when I was supposed to be listening to lectures, I could then TURN IN for a grade! How genius! Some of my favorite poems, and often the best recieved by my professors were written in just this way, and were often rather silly in their subjet manner. My top three favorite silly poems were about : a pigeon, a wooden cork that accidentally fell INTO the wine bottle instead of out, and a girl in class that nobody liked. I’m not sure if anybody else knew that those were the actual subjects of the poetry, but it managed to give me a laugh.
Anyway, without further adieu, my first Silly Song Sunday will feature the first poem mentioned:
(the story of a pigeon who almost flew into a window, but didn’t
and apparently I was the only person who noticed)
I glanced up
and saw you
fluttering so closely, I
felt aflutter, too
might fall through,
to the nearest ledge
and now you’ve left.
and I’ve left, too.