Happy New Year’s Eve! I hope everyone reading this post has a safe, joyous, and healthy new year!
We are at our cabin and I’m editing three essays I wrote, cutting and cutting words to make the delineated amount allowed. I hope to have something to submit by the end of the day! Fortunately, it’s a good day to do it because it is cold out, 25 degrees F. and due to snow later. Sitting at the table, with the fire going, is the most pleasant spot I can find to edit.
It’s Friday and that means it’s Poetry Friday. Last night I perused my bookshelves at the cabin. There I found a much-loved copy of Maurice Sendak’s Alligators All Around. It gave me an idea. What if I did a holiday alphabet using some alliteration? I gave it a shot.
Holiday Sights and Sounds (Sendak Style)
A – Allspice and Applies
B – Belfry Bells Blaring
C – Carolers Caroling with Candles
D – Douglas Firs Dancing in Derechos
E – Emerging Eminent Epiphany
F – Fantastic Food Feasts
G – Glorious Glorias
H – Handels Holy Hallelujah’s
I – Icicles and Ice Cream
J – Jesu, Joy
K – Kris Kringle’s Kart
L – Labors of Love and Light
M – Merry Making Music
N – Naughty or Nice
O – Omniscient One
P – Peaceful Prayers
Q – Quarter-sized Quartz Countdowns
R – Raucous Revelry Rejoicing
S – Santa’s Sleight Sliding in the Snow
T – Toy Trains on Tracks Under Trees
U – Unexpected Gifts
V – Virtual Visitations
W – Windows of Winter Wonderlands
X – Xtra Long Hugs
Y – Yards of Yumminess
Z – Zigging, and Zagging towards the Zenith
Draft, © Carol Labuzzetta, 2021
More than the book by Maurice Sendak, when my boys were young, we loved its rendition in Really Rosie (1975), a musical using Sendak’s work as sung by Carole King. The minute I saw the book, the song started flooding my brain. If you are a parent, grandparent, or teacher of young children, you need to check out Really Rosie! The lyrics, music, and sung story are truly catchy. I was honored to be inspired by this beloved work.
Today is Poetry Friday. Our Host is Carol at Carol’s Corner. Thank you for hosting, Carol!