Month: April 2015

April 29 Birthday: Rod McKuen

So Much of Spring I never saw so much of Spring as I see now. The tender willow turning amber. The nightengale, the sparrow in the heavens raving. The moon behind the spider making web, now blotted out by geese in trumpet, home again,…

April 28 Birthday: Harper Lee

Atticus’s Speech Atticus was speaking easily He walked slowly Up and Down In front of the jury and the jury seemed to be attentive Atticus paused He unhitched his watch and chain and placed them on the table saying “With the court’s permission,” Judge…

April 27: John James Audubon

You Can’t Get There from Here Bird watchers top my honors list. I aimed to be one, but I missed. Since I’m both myopic and astigmatic, My aim turned out to be erratic, And I, bespectacled and binocular, Exposed myself to comment jocular. We…

April 26 Birthday: Carol Burnett

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW After my father died and I had to drop out of college for the second time to go back to being a go-go girl, my mother came to live with me to take care of my kids although she didn’t…

April 25 Birthday: Ella Fitzgerald

A Poem for Ella Fitzgerald when she came on the stage, this Ella there were rumors of hurricanes and over the rooftops of concert stages the moon turned red in the sky, it was Ella, Ella. queen Ella had come and words spilled out…

April 24 Birthday: Barbra Streisand

Grizabella Origins T.S. Eliot (1) “Rhapsody on a Windy Night” …Remark the cat Who hesitates toward you in the light of the door Which opens on her like a grin. You see the border of her coat is torn Is torn and stained with…