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Dreiseitl fountain cascade of blue lights in the snow. [photo]

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  1. December 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm | permalink

    The cascading blue lights of the Dreiseitl fountain inspired these lines (ok, not really, but just roll with this, it’s the holiday season) as a poetic preview to tomorrow’s city council meeting – the last one of 2013:

    ‘Twas the night before council, the wee morning hours,
    Not a creature was stirring, not even Steve Powers,

    The agenda was posted on the website with care,
    In hopes that the council next day would be there;

    Voters from Ward 2 lay snug in their beds,
    While visions of Jane Lumm danced in their heads,

    Most of Ward 5, in a snow drift was stuck,
    So Anglin drove out, to see what-the-chuck,

    Warpehoski drove eastward through cold, frosty air,
    Stopped at a crosswalk – for Sabra Briere,

    Was standing there waiting, did not want to dally,
    She strived to be prompt – like Petersen, Sally,

    When Margie showed up, the words did not fail her,
    She wanted to know: Where’s Christopher Taylor?

    He arrived soon after, asked: “This where we’re meetin?”
    “Heck yeah,” was the answer from Ward 4′s Jack Eaton.

    Sumi and Kunselman arrived just in time,
    It’s a good thing they did, we’re all out of rhyme.

    John ended the meeting, and turned out the light,
    “Mayor days all be merry, and to all a good night.”

    Actual meeting preview is here [link]

  2. December 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm | permalink

    Nice photo. Thanks.

  3. By Linda Diane Feldt
    December 15, 2013 at 9:39 pm | permalink

    I’d like to see the council preview in verse more than once a year. Thanks Dave.

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  5. December 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm | permalink

    Well done.