George Martin 1926-2016 Sir Saint Paul recalled, “He was like a second father.” A wonder to all it worked at all, it is as if God were Looking down on London and said “I need a gift for me.” Where else could this come from, this synchronicity? His background was in classical, he was tactful … Read More
Jack Yufe 1933-2015 What could the odds be? How could it be true? One brother a Nazi, the other a Jew? But that’s not even half of the tale of these kin: Oscar and Jack were identical twins Divorce brought diversity that most children lack, Oskar in Germany, Trinidad for Jack Jack was Jewish … Read More
Social Ease 1997-2015 You were always there for me You never let me guess I wasn’t always fair, you see I used you to impress Beautiful, bright, reliable as the kick that is champagne My social life was viable you made me witty and urbane I recall when you departed: in the middle of a … Read More
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Northampton Farmers Market May 2 – November 14, 2015 Winter was gone May an easy chair for us Sunny days a prayer to us You were bouquet and asparagus Our love was young So were you Days grew long … Read More
Hate – RIP – Zero to 2015 Remember when we thought the world was ending? Scores lay dead in Beirut and Paris We thought the wound was beyond our mending and no longer could we bear this We watched in cafes and kitchens, saying nothing new We wept, raged as wisdom walked away from view … Read More
Charles Herbert 1948-2015 Part One He was discovered while riding a bus he was four, out with his mom overnight star, his parents flush what could possibly go wrong? He didn’t eat the daisies with Doris Day Was at the OK Corral with Kirk Douglas The pay was amazing, he was on his way what … Read More
Melissa Mathison 1950-2015 “She liked epiphanies,” Steven Spielberg recalled As she became history maybe mystery enthralled “E.T. phone home” was everywhere it seemed She didn’t know but she made the first meme From Oz to Odyssey, many times told seems odd to me how it never gets old but if in the retelling the phrasing has … Read More