GRACING LIVES

In Memorium, Antonina Rumore Clarke, June 13 1920-Nov 23-24 2010. Continue reading

SING IN ME MUSE—LET’S HEAR IT FOR PANACHE: COURAGE ON THE JOURNEY TO PARADISE AND ALL YOU WISH FOR—AN EPIC SHOW FOR SURE!

CYRANO (opening his eyes, recognizing her, and smiling as he speaks: the actor must try to convey the multiple meanings of the word panache, a feather, the plume in his hat, display, swagger, attack, or just spirit.):

My panache.

“I sing, not to hear the echo repeat, a shade fainter, my song! I think of light and not of glory! Singing is my fashion of waging war and bearing witness. And if my song is the proudest of songs, it is that I sing clearly to make the day rise clear!”

― Edmond Rostand, Chantecler

SING IN ME MUSE—LET’S HEAR IT FOR PANACHE: COURAGE ON THE JOURNEY TO PARADISE AND ALL YOU WISH FOR—AN EPIC SHOW FOR SURE! The Odyssey, Divine Comedy, Cyrano de Bergerac, Pinocchio, Wizard of Oz, with notes of “Footloose” and Norman Gimbel’s song about Don McLean made famous by Roberta Flack. Poetry on bravery with style, from Homer, Dante, Edmund Rostand, Cavafy, Robert Hass, Jack Gilbert, Emily Dickinson (of course), and more . . . Continue reading

DARLING YOU SEND ME

DELIVER US, SEND US: LET’S HEAR IT FOR LETTERS, “JOY OF EARTH/DENIED THE GODS,” IN POETRY INSPIRING A RESURGENCE OF LETTER WRITING (YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO GIVE AND TO RECEIVE) Continue reading