Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Rainbow Connection

"Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?

Somebody thought of that

and someone believed it,
and look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing?

And what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,

the lovers, the dreamers and me."

-Paul Williams, The Rainbow Connection, sung by Kermit the Frog

I will not be a cultural snob. I will acknowledge poetry where I find it and refrain from mocking the sensibilities of others.

When words spark emotion and melodies trigger mood, I will smile at the sentiment and search for the vision.

Who am I to dismiss a song and a dream?

"Rainbows have nothing to hide" by RonAlmog


Anonymous said...

Oh, I just loved that, and was so surprised to find it was a song sung by Kermit! What a wonderful short manifesto - one I would also do well to subscribe to :-)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic sentiment - does this mean you're considering rap & hip-hop as part of the broader "poetry" scene?

diane said...


There's a lot to be learned from the Muppets. I might blog a series of Henson-inspired posts.


Touché, friend! I'll admit that I have never been a fan of rap & hip-hop, more Beatles, Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, etc.

As a visual learner, I find it difficult to comprehend many rap songs as performed. One dicey word and, boom, I'm out of there. Perhaps I should read some of the lyrics as poetry, then move to judgment. Any recommendations?

Thanks for challenging me. I need that.