Saturday, January 9, 2016

Over the rainbow, Somewhere

Winter Break is over.
Eight front lawns away
On the main road
my school bus stops, and...

We walk
heel-to-toe, dog lead in-hand.
We talk
tongue-in-cheek and giggle.

How many colors
do you see in the rainbow
that fell from the sky?

We follow.
The oil slicks past two front lawns.
Colors, a hopeless jumble
Purple, pink, green, and many blues

Our talk
No rules, except maybe…
No silence can cloud our play.

We wander.
Our Toto, business done,
Tugs and protects and sniffs along
One more lawn, the slick is gone.

Gold and Aqua, Turquoise and Teal
Beauty from
what does not mix well together.

We run.
We have a bus to greet.
Must go
Some place where there isn't any trouble

If only it were so, in school.  

The song Over the Rainbow is most often referred to as Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

About five minutes into The Wizard of Oz film, Dorothy sings the song Over The Rainbow after failing to get her aunt and uncle to listen to her relate an unpleasant incident involving her dog, Toto. Dorothy's Aunt Em tells her to "find yourself a place where you won't get into any trouble." This prompts Dorothy to walk off by herself, musing to Toto, "'Some place where there isn't any trouble.' Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It's not a place you can get to by a boat, or a train. It's far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain..." at which point she begins singing.

In the book the line before the song is “When all the world is a hopeless jumble”

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