Spring I hope for Giggling Ling
a bright and green young strident thing
Ling and I shall ping pong ping
bebop Rhythm-a-ning bing
and dream eternal heavenly spring
ding, ding…ding a ling… swing dissonance ping wing
Do you know the Weehawkenist story of Nica
butterfly jazz baronessa
and Monk Sphere Thelonioso?
‘Round Midnight, round, spin-a-round
cats, cats, cats, cat pad Hudson blue
trinkle tinkle ‘Round Midnight sprinkle
truth stranger than fiction
read in Epistrophy
to lay down one’s life for friends
…but to find those friends
there’s the rub-a-dub-dub…
shuffle back to Hackensack
 June 10, 1949, Jack Kerouac wrote a letter to Allen Ginsberg and sent what he called a “crazy” poem using the words “Giggling Ling.” Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters edited by Bill Morgan and David Sanford.
 January 22, 1958, Ping Wing is the name of a dishwasher mentioned in a newspaper clipping Joyce Glassman sent to Jack Kerouac. Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958 Jack Kerouac and Joyce Johnson.