Words & Music

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Coming soon...


My first chapbook of poetry – The New Normal – is coming next week from Analog Submission Press. Follow link for more info.
Friday, June 29, 2018

On This Day...


 


Frank Loesser was born on this day in 1910.

Best known for his Tony, Oscar, and Pulitzer Prize winning compositions in Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, this tune, from the 1942 film Sweater Girl, is the one that Irving Berlin wishes he had written.




All our friends keep knocking at the door
They've asked me out a hundred times or more
But all I say is, "Leave me in the gloom"
And here I stay within my lonely room

I don't want to walk without you, baby
Walk without my arm about you, baby
 
I thought the day you left me behind
I'd take a stroll and get you right off my mind
But now I find
 
That I don't want to walk without the sunshine
Why'd you have to turn off all that sunshine?
Oh, baby, please come back or you'll break my heart for me
Because I don't want to walk without you
No, siree
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Young Man's Song


I whispered, “I am too young," 
And then, “I am old enough”;  
Wherefore I threw a penny  
To find out if I might love.  
“Go and love, go and love, young man,
If the lady be young and fair,"  
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,  
I am looped in the loops of her hair.  
  
Oh, love is the crooked thing,  
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,  
For he would be thinking of love  
Till the stars had run away,  
And the shadows eaten the moon.  
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
One cannot begin it too soon. 

William Butler Yeats
Born this day, 1865