MY FAVORITE SLEIGH RIDE PARTNER


Every December about this time
We hear that beautiful "Sleigh Ride,"

My favorite singer croons it with
Gusto, vibrato and evokes a tide

Of memories -- one-horsepower locomotive gliding
Over beautiful, glistening snow-capped drifts,

Thru cold and crisp Yuletide air,
Probably delivering tissue-wrapped gifts,

I hear upon the breeze above the evening's outing --
Minneapolis' Hennepin or St. Paul's Larpenteur --

That incredible voice, so mellow and sincere --
Richard's beloved sister, Karen Carpenter.

by D. Edgar Murray.