21 December 2008

Not Quite a Christmas Card

the glove that
someone left
on the 'e' train
was indeed a

. . . to face unafraid
the clothes we mislaid
walking in a winter wonderland

Harpo spielt die Posaune auf eher unkonventionelle Weise.
(German caption to a still from A Night at the Opera.)


J.Z. Herrenberg said...

That 'left glove' would certainly get lost in translation, too.

Karl Henning said...

Aye! You found the connection, and I wasn't aware of the connection . . . the several slight elements were an impromptu. Thanks!

(The French caption was more distant still: Harpo joue du trombone! [exclamation [point in the original])