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
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.
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