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Purple People Eater

The other day, a new friend of mine wrote a whimsical haiku about me.

One-eyed, one-horned queen 
Your stilettos match your crown
Thick purple scepter

~ Anonymous Friend of Mine

The word combinations puzzled me. I could not see why in the world one eye and one horn would apply to me (as I have two eyes and zero horns). Also, I rarely--if ever--have had poetry written for/about me and I wasn't sure if the verses were intended to be friendly, funny, mean, or mocking. With all these uncertainties running around my head, I inquired about the intended imagery. This person then referred me to the haiku-inspiring song Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley (1958). I totally laughed when I hit the link and it started playing! I have not heard this song in a long time. A flood of happy childhood memories rushed to my mind causing a smile on my lips and a sparkle in my eye.

Thanks goes to Anonymous Friend of Mine for interrupting my ridiculously sad existence with something of such irresistible, whimsical delight.

p.s. Remember to pause the music player located near the bottom of this site prior to pressing play on the youtube link.

1 comment:

  1. Haha! That makes so much more sense now! I was slightly baffled...so that Haiku is in fact very very sweet!


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