AMERICA the BEAUTIFUL
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea! Continue reading America the Beautiful- Happy Birthday USA→
Dorothy Parker hold a special place in my heart. I do wish I had known her or spent some time around the Algonquin round table.
Maybe growing up near NYC has something to do with it. Although her humor was often dark
I loved it -she said things I was afraid to say. This is from a battered, well used book I have treasured called
Enough Rope ,printed in 1939.
A string of shiny days we had, A spotless sky, a yellow sun; And neither you or I was sad When that was through and done.
But when, one day, a boy comes by And pleads me with your happiest vow, “There was a lad I knew-” I’ll sigh; “I do not know him now.”
I found this Robert Shure poem I copied decades ago from a little book called TWINK
My windshield wipers have fallen in love. Really? It should be an ideal romance Do you think so? Oh Yes, they go everywhere together. They won’t be happy. Why not? They’ll be too frustrated. How? In the rain, they rush together for a fleeting kiss, but they never quite make it. That must be unbearable. I don’t think they’ll be able to stand it. They are probably better off without rain, when they can just lie there and stare at each other.
Do you think this is why my wipers now are parralel so they won’t get so frustrated? Ah Life’s questions.
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