As we enter week three of our "I-Heart-Hart-Fest," some of you might be wondering, "What's the big deal about this Hart guy?" Well, I am here to tell you that it's all about word choice and rhythm. Lorenz Hart was a master of both.
Our celebration of the word wizardry of Lorenz Hart continues with another love song. With February 14th right around the corner, what better song to choose than the Rodgers and Hart classic My Funny Valentine?
The best lyricists are poets, albeit with a slightly different skill set. Their goal is not to make the words sing upon the page, but rather to craft lines that can be sung in real life. Like Shakespeare's plays, their couplets and stanzas are meant to be heard and not seen.
And now for a classic "you'll miss me when I'm gone" poem, courtesy of William Butler Yeats. Yeats was an impressive man--poet, playwright, Irish patriot, spooky occult guy, and winner of the 1923 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Valentine's Day will be here before you know it! So here's a sweet treat for you courtesy of Sara Teasdale, an American poet who lived from 1884-1933. Teasdale (pictured above) hailed from St. Louis and moved to New York in 1916 with her husband Ernst Filsinger.
What better way to celebrate Cupid's favorite month than with some lovely poetry? Sure, I could have plastered up a big ol' list of books, but a wonderfully written poem is a delicacy to be savored. So all February long, I'll be serving up one love poem a week in this very spot.