The Arts

Music, Poetry, Movies, Painting & Sculpture

All of these arts have inspired people to live better lives for

Themselves

Others

The Common Good

Below are some works of art which have inspired me over the years.

What are some works of art which inspire you?

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Creating Humor is a Form of Art.

I think Humor Helps Create a Hopeful Attitude.

Puns are Considered the Lowest Form of Humor.

I Love Them 😊

To see and read more puns, click on this link


Summertime And Beauty Surrounds Us…Enjoy It!


“Summertime and the livin’ is easy”

Porgy & Bess by George and Ira Gershwin

Porgy & Bess "Summertime" - Bing video

Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy's rich and your ma is good lookin'
So hush little baby, don't you cry

One of these mornings, you're goin' to rise up singin'
Then you spread your wings and you'll take the sky
But 'til that mornin', there's nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by


Happy 246th Birthday of the United States of America

The New Colossus

BY EMMA LAZARUS

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

 

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch,

whose flame is the imprisoned lightning,

and her name, Mother of Exiles.

 

From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome;

her mild eyes command.

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!”

cries she with silent lips.

 

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

 

You can enjoy a half hour video discussion of this poem produced by PBS by click on this link. Poetry in America Season 1, Episode 112: The New Colossus [FULL EPISODE with captions] - Bing video


Beautiful music is always a source of hope to me. “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” from the musical “Oklahoma” is a hopeful way to start a day and this newsletter