Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Her Night to The Muppets Perform "Ms Jackson" 
A girl breaths meaning to her desire 
A puppet recounts a troubled road with the object of his desire 


Her Night (English sonnet) 

A something passed forgiveness stirred her night
A something even moonbeams could not share
This something that no heart in love should bear
Was something which her hopes had tried to right
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Oh dream a little longer maiden fare
Let sweetest memories make worries light
May magic always dance within your sight
May promises of springtime scent your air
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While somewhere very distant shadows play
So mindless of the pain it will confer
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A somewhere where the heartless often stray
Who sacrifice the way when passions stir
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He’s somewhere in the night not far away
And while she dreams of him he’s kissing her 


Magic and love in an English sonnet. Here we have some interesting things going on. In the first quatrain, we have "something". In the second quatrain a little abracadabra goes on, as our heroine gains some reassurance. Here's where the 4-4-2-2-2 English sonnet works so well. Not only are the quatrains replaced with couplets, the "something" is replaced with "somewhere". The ending is where our imagination comes in. Is he there? Is he in her dreams? Is he dreaming of her? You call it. 

Does this poem (or explanation) sound familiar? Before Arlene, there was Gloria, who I spent nights dreaming about. In my mind, she was much too attractive for me. So I thought. I would find out years later, Gloria dreamed of me. A revelation that changed me. There was a girl (Arlene) who dreamed of a boy (me). After a tear that boy (me) would dream only of her (Arlene). After Arlene. there was a boy in a man's costume who convinced a woman that dreams do come true. And so, Martin gave Amor the courtship and wedding of her dreams. Rubies became this girl's diamonds. (But, that's another story.) 

There we have it. Three examples from my life. Oh sure, I left off the "something".  Let the somethings drift. We, the dreamers, follow our imagination to light. And when we are kissed by our dawn, it is to us to enjoy. 


I'm not sure why, but I thought this song fitting: Giacomo Puccini "Un Bel Di Vedremo" 

Does bad news sound better coming from a puppet - You be the judge 


On October 3, 2000 the alternative hip hop duo OutKast released their hit "Ms Jackson". It made it to number 1 in Germany and number 2 in Great Britain. In 2011, "Ms Jackson" made 81 on the 150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years. On May 2, 2016 Gonzo and Kermit the Frog of the Muppets, working with Adam Schleichkorn of Is This How You Go Viral, thought they could take this hit and do much better. 
Let's wish them luck or at least enjoy a few chuckles. "Outkast | Ms. Jackson | Muppets Version" 

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All my dreams came true 
the day that I met you.
Anonymous

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    1. Does make one's mind spin.
      Thank you for dropping by

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  2. You have been lucky in love. Except that luck has been based on you giving it the importance it deserves. So isn't 'luck'.

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    1. Whatever it was, I ran with it (and I had good teachers).
      Thank you for your thoughts

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  3. Rubies are more precious than Diamonds.
    Lisa

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    1. Don't tell me you;re a ruby lady too.
      Thank you for stopping by

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