Friday, March 12, 2010

The World Inside Your Shoes

The first thing I thought when I saw these amazing light-up heels by Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte was "AWESOME!"

The second thing I thought was, "It looks like there are little galaxies trapped in the heels! I will write a story about this in the style of Dr. Seuss."

And here we are:

The Little World Inside Your Shoes

A philosophical question:
Tell me, what would you do
if you found a little world
in the heel of your shoe?

Say you're dressed to the nines
roaming New York's mean streets
thinking, "Where is Scott Schuman?
these shoes hurt my feets!"

But that tingle you're feeling?
It's not bunion nor blister,
it's swirling stars, tiny planets--
are you getting this, sister?

Look just under your sole,
see the galaxy's glow.
It's beautiful, wondrous,
a bit frightening, no?

So what do you do now?
Kick your shoes off and run?
Call in NASA, or the airforce,
Will Smith and his gun?

Maybe you pick up your shoe
and the world that's inside,
stare at it intently,
whisper, "Who's there? Don't hide."

Does the thought cross your mind
that your find might reveal
we all live in a small world
inside a big heel?

***

p.s. Thanks so much to D'Et for directing me to these amazing shoes!

48 comments:

Jenna said...

this. is. awesome.

Clare said...

Ho.ly. crap. This rocks so hard.

Tara said...

Most freakin' rad poem I have ever read.

Tarryn said...

holy crap. this is awesomesauce.

Kerri said...

And this is why I love you. BRILLIANT.

Sal said...

You're brilliant. You know that, right?

Erin said...

lovely suessisms. i need those shoes badly.

SWF_Terra said...

When I first heard about these I thought STRIPPER. Then I saw pictures and I thought BEAUTIFUL SCI-FI GOODNESS.

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

Jenna, that is pretty much exactly what I wanted to say!

Man alive, could this girl be any cooler?

julienne said...

you rock my world, wynona

Alfalfa said...

You reaaaaaally need to write a children's book.

I would totally read it.

Renée T. Bouchard said...

Haha- it's like a more fashionable "Horton Hears a Who!" I love it! Great poem!

http://reneetbouchard.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Fantastic poem. You're a born writer, Winona. XD

Xo, Sarz

Cydney said...

Awesome!

Whit said...

Gives a whole new meaning to the woman who lived in a shoe. Brilliant!

WendyB said...

Very Men in Black: "The galaxy is on Orion's belt!"

Mar said...

I enjoyed that poem. A lot.

futurelint said...

le sigh, you are endlessly adorable

Darla said...

Your a comic genius and dr seuss would be proud. ♥Darla

Darla said...

Your a comic genius and dr seuss would be proud. ♥Darla

Roxy said...

love, love, love that it not only crosses your mind to write a poem a la Seuss about Rodarte heels, but that you then go out an DO it. I'm all, 'must work on my book, blah blah...' and never end up doing fun stuff like this. I think I need to bring a little more Seuss to my life...

Edana said...

Those shoes are awesome. Your story is also awesome. I love reading your blog, it's so fun.

lisa said...

This was the best start to my Friday morning EVER. Your brilliance constantly amazes me, Winona. Seriously.

Katy Mary said...

AMAZING poem haha and awesome shoes too!

alice said...

you are freakin' amazing!

Jaime said...

I'm a constant lurker, but I just HAD to de-lurk to say how awesome this poem was. :) *runs back into hiding*

Nadia said...

And some shoes have mini black holes inside their heels: that's where all the money goes. ;)

Great poem. Freaky shoes.

Kay<3 said...

I love these shoes, and your story is hillarious! Dr. Suess ain't got nothing on you. I just started a blog about my "Shoe Challenge" and will definately be putting a up a link to this!

Chocolate said...

i think the poem is almost more awesome than the shoes themselves. but together? MIND. BLOWING. XD

RachelP said...

Um, HELLO! You just blew my mind.

A-C said...

2 words: You Rock

Rosie Unknown said...

Um, since when are you a fanfuckingtastic poet!?

Also, those shoes are way better than the ones I had when I was five that lit up when I walked.

Marce said...

Genius. Absolute genius.

Emily G. said...

My mind. It is blown.

Kelly said...

This is the greatest thing I've read in weeks. And I'm an English major. Thank you.

lorax said...

I was just thinking how much this reminded me of Men In Black and then the Will Smith line came. Very clever. Loved the poem!

http://lesadventuresdulorax.blogspot.com

DDGdaily - Kate said...

Nicholas Kirkwood is my hero

closet365 said...

I'm not sure which I love more. The shoes or the story. Thank you for that.

closet365.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

lorax - agreed! They reminded me immediately of the "galaxy on Orion's belt" in MIB I...so amazing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwaPRvpXjDQ

Kim said...

These shoes pale in comparison to your stellar prose.

Heidi Rose said...

YES!

GB73 said...

Haha, Okay, I love your ode to the shoes, but I have to say, my five year old has light-up shoes. He'd find them pretty awesome. Me? -not so much. But thanks for sharing!

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* said...

I rarely ever comment on blogs, if ever, but this.is.awesome
You're in my top ladies now, along my mom & Angelina Jolie, and I love you!
xo

selinaoolala said...

sorry for the late commenting, i'm so behind on google reader! i'm so stressed tonight but this made me smile so much, the sweetest story ever!

Eric said...

Wow. These are incredible. I don't think I've ever seen light up heels before. Then again, I'm not sure I could pull them off. Very cute story!

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