Julie Leibrich was a Kapiti cultural treasure. She sadly passed away earlier in the month after a courageous battle with cancer. Waikanae Watch will publish some of her famous sonnets in the next few months starting with the delightful, cliché-ridden “ A word in your Ear” .
A WORD IN YOUR EAR
By Julie Leibrich
I’ve got to see a man about a dog.
He’s not called Jack, he’s not all work, no play.
My life is like a mirror in a fog.
The world’s my oyster. What more can I say?
I’ve got to be footloose and fancy free,
tickle my fancy when and where I want,
be tickled pink, not busy as a bee,
say Bob’s your uncle, not my giddy aunt.
I haven’t room to swing a Cheshire cat.
I’m caught between a hard place and a rock.
I want to knock time into a cocked hat
and tell the clock where it can put a sock.
The knives are out when silly words are uttered.
A poet knows what side her bread is buttered.