Who’s She?

“The tall girl.”  Here the description stops short,
As if height were the only essential report–
About as useful as “She’s brown-haired”
(But rather height than weight be shared.)

“The interesting girl with beautiful eyes”:
A vague response, but yet more wise.
“She’s pretty and witty and funny and kind.”
“She’s like a fine wine; she’s a win of a find.”

All would be better, more helpful, more apt,
Yet still the description comes hastily capped:
“The tall girl,” a response I still won’t defend,
But how can you neatly sum up a friend?

Photo courtesy of Kobe Zhao


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sara V
    Oct 11, 2012 @ 18:30:00

    You hit home on this one–my sister, mom and I have always been summed up, as “the tall one(s)” A very fun poem!


    • wordcoaster
      Oct 11, 2012 @ 18:39:00

      Aw, thanks! I’m sure there are a lot more one-sentence summaries that could be used to describe you three as well (and probably a few that you’d prefer). 🙂


  2. Pengyou
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 09:12:39

    Haha! Very fun indeed.Love the picture, too.


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