Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Jack’s Winning Words 8/8/17
“I’ve learned the hard way that some poems don’t rhyme.”  (Gilda Radner)  The happy and sad masks, associated with the theater world, signify what actors and actresses are called on to do…to represent comedy and tragedy.  Gilda Radner did that to the extreme.  She was really funny…while, at the same time, battling the cancer that ultimately took her life.  Some situations in life just don’t make sense.  We ask, “Why?”  Some of the best poems don’t rhyme.    ;-)  Jack

FROM TARMART REV:  So true!!====JACK:  It's difficult to find a rhyming word for, chaos.  People living chaotic lives often find this to be true.

FROM SHALOM JAN:  You are so courageous and faith-full, Jack, to use the quotes you have in the wake of Mary's death.  Thank you for you proclamation!====JACK:  As my father-in-law would say:  "I am who I am."

FROM BLAZING OAKS:  Gilda was SO talented! Taken from this earth too soon, in our view...Contemporary poetry rarely rhymes, but there is something about a cadence and feel, and sound, of the poems that do rhyme, that makes them quotable and memorable. Bill used to love the "homey" poet Edgar Guest. I taught a poetry unit in my Literature classes, and loved the poems of many, both past and present.  Yes we face many situations in life where the poem doesn't "rhyme". Good thought for today. thanks!====JACK:  One of my friends went to school with Gilda in Detroit.  She was funny back then, too.  Edgar Guest was also from Detroit and wrote a poem a day for the Detroit Free Press.  I'm simply a "Roses are red, violets are blue" kind of poet.

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