Dottie-Dot and trees with spots

birch branch pepper sneeze

the divine Miss N’s in town

snow white and the seven trees

but will she wear a gown?

 

whiffs of yellow

puffs, the pink

streaks of light blue sky

black the blotches

are birchbark notches

it’s a soprano staged surprise

 

white this wood and wonderful wit

did Dorothy Parker channel it?

Dottie-Dot and trees with spots

this diva sings delicious

it’s a mezzo espresso birchbark tea

deciduous and capricious

 

whiffs of yellow

puffs, the pink

streaks of light blue sky

black the blotches    

are birchbark notches

 

is a soprano staged surprise

About troysherdahl

A blue-collar bohemian with a penchant for fine words and dirty jeans.
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1 Response to Dottie-Dot and trees with spots

  1. troysherdahl says:

    This poem was written for performance with a theme provided. It was inspired by 3 paintings of birch trees displayed on The Arden Theater stage while the opera singer, Julie Nesrallah, performed her show inspired by the humorist, Dorothy Parker. I read it on two nights with Art Out Loud before Julie’s performances. It was a blast!

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