Poetry Favorite: A Few of My Favorite (B) Things! (Original Poem)

 

A couple of weeks ago, Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect participated in a challenge and shared her favorite D things, a letter assigned randomly to her by Julie Larios, who had praised P.

Well, cool. I emailed Tricia to get a letter, and she sent me B. I started listing all the things I love that start with B, and I ended up turning it into a song sung to the tune of “My Favorite Things.”


My Favorite (B) Things


Musical Beagle with low plaintive Baying
Birch trees in mighty winds Bending and swaying
Slow Bagpipes haunting, while wild church Bells ring,
These are a few of my favorite things

Butter that’s melted on Bread steaming, wispy
Bacon cooked salty and almost-Burned crispy
Brownies, Bananas, and Baked Bagel rings
These are a few of my favorite things

When the car Breaks
When the Bills come
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Two grandest Billies are Both Beloved writers 
Books and now Blogs are my daily delighters
Well-written words always make my Brain sing
These are a few of my favorite things

Sunsets on Beaches with Boats in the distance
Bathing suit fitting with little resistance
Bonnet shells, sand dollars, pale angel wings
These are a few of my favorite things

When the Book fails
There are no sales
When reviews are Bad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so sad

–Laura Purdie Salas

P.S. The two Billies are poet Billy Collins and musician/songwriter Billy Joel

What I loved about this exercise was that it was a good reminder that the things I love in this world far, far outweigh the things I don’t. What an opportunity to praise things!

I did have to leave out some B things I love, though. My family couldn’t take my walking around humming “My Favorite Things” anymore! For the record, here’s the rest of the list:

Backrubs
Bluetooth
Belief
Beginnings

If you’d like a random letter, email me (by clicking on my website graphic, entering my site, and clicking on Contact) and I’ll send you one! [Addendum: Or do it the easier way and just ask for it in the comments!]

Speaking of Julie Larios, she’s the host of Poetry Friday today. Check out the roundup here!

4 Responses

  1. Love, love, love this!
    I can so relate to the last stanza:

    “When the Book fails
    There are no sales
    When reviews are Bad
    I simply remember my favorite things
    And then I don?t feel so sad”

    And it’s perfectly singable to the original tune too. Thanks so much for sharing it!!

  2. Love, love, love this!
    I can so relate to the last stanza:

    “When the Book fails
    There are no sales
    When reviews are Bad
    I simply remember my favorite things
    And then I don?t feel so sad”

    And it’s perfectly singable to the original tune too. Thanks so much for sharing it!!

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