Ode to Rod & Kahlil
You two brought the joy:
A prophet and chansonnier
traveling along our
*Stanyan Street with books of
love in my hands.
Delightfully moving me
to write, and so I thank you.
Thank you for Sloopy and Apartment 4-E,
and Eating and Giving and Marriage
and Children and Pain.
Oh, thank you for the Pain.
May I always
*"Listen to the Warm" with
*"A Tear and A Smile".
*Rod McKuen's - "Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows" (1954)
and "Listen To The Warm" (1967)
*Kahlil Gibran's - "The Prophet" (1923) and "A Tear & A Smile" (1950)
Copyright © Sue Mason | Year Posted 2007
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