Naomi Shihab Nye writes poems for young women, as well as adults. This one is so cute, simple and to the point. I love it, and it was short enough to have fun composing a short rhythmic choral piece based on the words.
Here is the poem:
If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit
you take it off
of course you take it off
it doesn’t worry you
it isn’t your shoe.
Here is the audio version of the song with 9 singers, recorded at the Conseil des Arts de Montréal on October 27th, 2018.
(Allie Weigh, Krissi Campbell, Avery Gietz, Finn Upham, Chloé Génie, Gwenn Fritau, Catherine Harrison-Boisvert, Melanie Kerridge and Sara Breitkreutz)