Saturday, August 20, 2011

Winehouse

"Maybe she couldn't think of a word that rhymed with Connery." ~ Roger Moore, on being mentioned in the lyrics of Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good"
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Miss Winehouse, at the height of her brief fame,
Was searching for a famous proper name
(And one that rhymed quite easily, if it could)
To jazz up her song "You Know I'm No Good."

A recognizable actor, dashing, strong --
A metrosexual just wouldn't belong.
He'd have to be well-built and debonair;
He'd have to dress with style and speak with flair.

She didn't mention old Sean Connery
Although he's been an Oscar honoree,
And many ladies think he's simply heaven --
At least, he was, when he played 007.

She chose the next James Bond, also a codger,
To make her lyric vivid. Bravo, Roger!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Two Marian poems

A poem from October 1995: Magnificat anima mea Dominum.

And a 2000 (?) poem called You have given life.

Magnificat

(trans. dylan/TD)

My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit exults in God my savior,
because he has regarded the humility of his handmaid.

For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed,
because he who is mighty has done for me great things,
and holy is his name:

and his mercy is upon the progeny of the progeny
of them that fear him.

He has shown the power of his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their heart:

he has deposed the mighty from their seat;
he has raised the humble to high places:

he has filled the hungry with good things;
he has sent the rich away empty.

He has helped Israel his servant;
he has been mindful of his mercy --
as he spoke to our forefathers --
to Abraham and to his seed for ever.