Grammy

Grammy

A Poem by Einstein Noodle
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I have been having a bit of fun with Hollywoods awards .. this is the last ..and with much respect for Grannies ... the intent is on the Grammy Award

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Grammy

sacerdotal women
slow rocking chairs
whistling reams of feels
twirl a fluttered heart

her black Puritanical bonnet
cupped to magnify sounds
to her ears
to her ears, she's so hard to hear

knitting and sitting and
rocking and whistling
everyone's Grammy so sweet
(memories forestall) 

feigning this way then that
she rocks then rolls then
whistles some mo'
as year after year 

her decision unfolds.

7/15/2017
E.


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© 2017 Einstein Noodle



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I like the double entendre in the wording...it made me smile. Perhaps the pious old ladies aren't always so refined as they seem. I remember finding a pint of whiskey beside my grandmother's piano once. She quickly took it from me. Medicinal purposes only you know. But I come from old Scot/Irish Appalachian mountain stock so it seemed sort of funny to me. We have music in our blood.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

well we are brothers much closer than i suspected ..my heritage is also Irish (County Donegal) and S.. read more
dear E... guess I am a North by Northwest gal.., The older classics... stars get older and pass away... but not in our memory. The public is the best judge, but like our politics... does not always work. It is exciting to watch the Grammy's ... getting our insight into their charm and vulnerability. Love your attitude and writing. truly, Pat

Posted 12 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

12 Months Ago

you hear me girl!! yes ..of all those hollow awards the Grammy is perhaps still at least a bit valid.. read more
Einstein Noodle

12 Months Ago

ps. Nor-by-nor/west?? that covers a whole lot of territory my friend .. if you are talking about Was.. read more
Learn a new word today, thank you.

I could tell this one means more to you, just by your careful choosing of words. It had a serious note, a loving kind of thoughtfulness... yet imagery as stereotypical of any grandmother. Enjoyed the word play and perspective. I could also tell that you kept most of truth to yourself, not wanting to let the readers in (simply like how someone would describe a sunset, lacking a personal touch or emotion)

I might be wrong, probably am, but either way beautiful piece of poetry.

Posted 12 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

12 Months Ago

ps. nobody talks using the language in this poem so not being drawn into it does not surprise me ..b.. read more
Butch Decatoria

11 Months Ago

I feel like Homer Simpson "Doh!" It becomes a different piece entirely now... still, you gave a litt.. read more
Einstein Noodle

11 Months Ago

:) ...............
Some Grannies just can't be controlled! I love the poem, the archetypal Granny, juxtaposed with the Grammy awards which, ' year after year, her decision unfolds'.

Posted 12 Months Ago


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Einstein Noodle

12 Months Ago

thanks for reviewing Auntie! spot on as always ;)
E.
Love this! Video is quite apocalyptic- ahem! Poem is excellent play on words. Great rhythm and flow as "she rocks then rolls then whistles some mo'.. Sweet!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

12 Months Ago

oh Ms. Higley .. thank you very much for this review .. you are the first to mention the vid ..it cr.. read more
"she rocks then rolls then
whistles some mo'"

Grammy, Granny, Nana, Nanny, Mamaw, Mawmaw, MeMaw: all words for the same old lady whistling and rocking.

This is very sweet for those of us that have memories of a sweet grandmother. Thank you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

12 Months Ago

ahahahaha your review gives me such chuckles from the belly ..yes indeed one would wish all have suc.. read more
Einstein Noodle

12 Months Ago

ps. i think i like MeMaw the best :)
Haha this reminded me of so many memories of my granny!! I love the jovial, whimsical tone...good work, E...i enjoyed the poem, and also learnt a new word --"Puritanical"...

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

hey Moon! thanks for taking time once again and for reviewing ... how interesting ..my new word in t.. read more
Moon's fairest daughter

1 Year Ago

I think I somehow guessed the meaning of "sacredotal" while i was reading, since it sounds so much l.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

that's very wise of you! :))))) love ya Moon's fairest!
Hey, hey, hey, your description of a Granny is not today's Granny, E! I am not in a rocking chair and certainly not priestly either! LOL I enjoyed this though...a look back in time to when we revered our elders and gave them the respect so often lacking today. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

ahahaha ..i should say so Lydia! you are the babe around here ;)) i am adding some explanation to th.. read more
Lydia

1 Year Ago

Sorry I did not pick up on the Grammy reference....blame it on a blonde moment! :) Thanks for exp.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

:) ...................
Granny's rock. That's why kids gravitate to them.
Though i never met mine. Strangely enough now. Some granny's look better than some young mothers out there.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes they do! i just watched an 82 yr. old Granny do a parallel bars routine on America's got talent .. read more
How your words made me smile, then ponder the joy of these precious women who keep the world alive in the rocking and singing and loving. Been so long since my precious grandmothers passed away, but I can still hear them and see them so alive in joy when we went to visit. Thank you for this sweet, sighing ode of life.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

i am humbled it had such a marvelous effect on you my friend ... Grandmothers are a huge blessing if.. read more
An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I do so miss my grandmothers. Yes, they are truly a blessing. Even in memories. :)

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