Saturday, April 16, 2005

Karri Kokko in The City of Light


April in Paris
chestnuts in blossom
holiday tables
under the trees.
Yip Harburg's lyrics to the wonderful Vernon Duke thirties ballad "April in Paris" (favourite version Ella Fitzgerald with Count Basie's Band). A brilliant composer - the fact that Ira Gershwin wrote lyrics for him is indicative of that - Duke also wrote another great 'seasonal' song "Autumn in New York" (favourite version a fifty-year old recording by the Modern Jazz Quartet).

One of the drawbacks to living at the bottom of the globe is the distances. I would love to be in either place, in any month, in any season. But so far, so far....

Though L. is going to a conference in South Carolina next year. Perhaps then.
 
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1 comment:

KK said...

Well
I'm back
on home turf

still
Lutetian dirt
under my fingernails