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A was…

by Edmund Dulac: Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous

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August 1, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Rutles – All You Need Is Cash

July 20, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

All the world’s a stage…

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.

To Sleep Perchance to Dream (a child’s book of rhymes), a Shakespearean Singable Picture Book

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May 18, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Art Class

by James Galvin, 1951

Let us begin with a simple line,
Drawn as a child would draw it,
To indicate the horizon,

More real than the real horizon,
Which is less than line,
Which is visible abstraction, a ratio.

The line ravishes the page with implications
Of white earth, white sky!

The horizon moves as we move,
Making us feel central.
But the horizon is an empty shell—

Strange radius whose center is peripheral.
As the horizon draws us on, withdrawing,
The line draws us in,

Requiring further lines,
Engendering curves, verticals, diagonals,
Urging shades, shapes, figures…

What should we place, in all good faith,
On the horizon? A stone?
An empty chair? A submarine?

Take your time. Take it easy.
The horizon will not stop abstracting us.

May 1, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

An old pond!


by Matsuo Bashō

An old pond!
A frog jumps in—
the sound of water.

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April 17, 2017 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

A Kite Is A Victim

by Leonard Cohen
Read by Paul Hecht

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March 24, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

A Light Exists In Spring

by Emily Dickinson

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