Friday, March 20, 2009

Ode to My Broom


The brooms in Korea are all quite small.  The handle does not even reach my waist.  My broom is the ‘normal’ Korean size, though I see many that are even shorter!  Sweeping is a task you do hunched or bending over, there is no other way around it.  

Ode To My Broom

My short bristled friend 

With handle not so long

I know that in the end

You’ll still move dirt along

My back will shout a complaint

My arms will want for length

My knuckles will barely miss the ground

But a rosy picture I still paint

For although it takes more of my strength

I am assured all dirt will be found

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