Sunday, May 27, 2018

Maiden Aunt

(Artist Unknown)

Aunt Helen

By T.S. Eliot


Miss Helen Slingsby was my maiden aunt,
And lived in a small house near a fashionable square
Cared for by servants to the number of four.
Now when she died there was silence in heaven
And silence at her end of the street.
The shutters were drawn and the undertaker wiped his feet—
He was aware that this sort of thing had occurred before.
The dogs were handsomely provided for,
But shortly afterwards the parrot died too.
The Dresden clock continued ticking on the mantelpiece,
And the footman sat upon the dining-table
Holding the second housemaid on his knees—
Who had always been so careful while her mistress lived.




Evil Thoughts



Evil Thoughts

By Haiku Charley


schadenfreude is
the death of a jew at the
hands of a negro




In Your Heart Where Tomorrow Shines

Kate Pierson, B-52s (Born 1948)

Shiny Happy People

R.E.M. (With Kate Pierson)


Shiny happy people laughing

Meet me in the crowd, people, people
Throw your love around, love me, love me
Take it into town, happy, happy
Put it in the ground where the flowers grow
Gold and silver shine

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Everyone around, love them, love them
Put it in your hands, take it, take it
There's no time to cry, happy, happy
Put it in your heart where tomorrow shines
Gold and silver shine

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Whoa, here we go

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Shiny happy people holding hands (people, happy people)
Shiny happy people holding hands (people, happy people)
Shiny happy people holding hands (people, happy people)

Songwriters: Michael Stipe / Mike Mills / Peter Buck / Bill Berry 
© Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group


R.E.M. (L-R: Peter Buck, Bill Berry, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe)