National Poetry Month: Yip Harburg, Pauline Marois, Eva Cassidy

Yip Harburg was born April 8, 1896. Did you know the name of  this amazing poet and lyricist? I didn't.  

Ding dong the witch is dead Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding dong the wicked witch is dead! She's gone where the goblins go, below below below below below! So we can sing so we can sing ding dong your very own! Sing it high sing it low: ding dong the wicked witch is dead!

Today's response : 

Wahoo Marois is gone Marois is gone Marois is gone
Wahoo Adieu Marois adieu
Wahoo Marois Marois
No more comme ci comme ca
We are one you are undone
Wahoo Marois adieu!  

To be happy: 

More about amazing, ahead-of-his-time Harburg.

More about Quebec politics today.

And my favourite rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow ever, by Eva Cassidy. 

Thank you Mr. Harburg. A poem that will live and shiver us for ever.