22 Feb 06 - 07:47 AM (#1675706)|
Subject: Happy! – Feb 22 (Edy Millay / Thackray)
From: Abby Sale
Poetatrix Edna St Vincent Millay
was born 2/22/1892
Said Elena Saint Vincent Millay
As she lay in the hall all asplay,
"If you can make wine
From these grapes I opine,
We'll stay in this barn until May!"
Ribald Limericks, Discovery Books (San Francisco) ©1961 by Jerry Kamstra
[The sole source of our income at one time was selling this paricular book from bar to bar in San Francisco.
Not many sales, but a whole lot of free beers.]
Singer/songwriter Jake Thackray
was born in Yorkshire on February 22, 1938
(died on Christmas Eve 2002)
I, the under-mentioned, by this document do declare my true intentions,
My last will, my testament.
when I turn up my toes,
when I rattle my clack, when I agonise, I want no great wet weepings
No tearing of hair, no wringing of hands
No sighs, no lack-a-days
No woe-is-me's and none of your sad adieus.
Go go go and get the priest
And then go get the booze, boys.
From: Obit in the Daily Telegraph – thanx Nigel Parsons of Mudcat
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