Bach for Nina & Euclid for Edna

  • Once I understood Bach’s music,’ Nina recalls, ‘I wanted to be a concert pianist. Bach made me dedicate my life to music.’

    Three and 21 seconds into playing brilliant piano, Nina introduces the lyrics by Cole Porter “You’d be so nice to come home”. (Everytime I listen it sends the chills up my spine).

    Nina Simone February 21, 1933

    Edna St.V.Millay February 22, 1892

    Baby Edna

    This red-haired, green-eyed beauty was born in 1892 in Maine to a financially-strained single mother and a household of talented, artistic sisters.

    A tribute to Edna St.Vincent Millay a free spirited poet gets a nice bio/photos from a blogger.

    Lovely Edna

    Dozens of men and women fell in love with her. Vincent slept with them all, but kept her heart at arm’s length.

    Funny version of “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed’ on youtube.

  • Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.
    Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace,
    And lay them prone upon the earth and cease
    To ponder on themselves, the while they stare
    At nothing, intricately drawn nowhere
    In shapes of shifting lineage; let geese
    Gabble and hiss, but heroes seek release
    From dusty bondage into luminous air.

    O blinding hour, O holy, terrible day,
    When first the shaft into his vision shone
    Of light anatomized! Euclid alone
    Has looked on Beauty bare. Fortunate they
    Who, though once only and then but far away,
    Have heard her massive sandal set on stone.
    -Edna St.Vincent Millay

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