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Rod McKuen RIP
« on: January 30, 2015, 01:36:02 PM »
I remember when somebody turned me on to the poetry of Rod McKuen. Would have been maybe '72. The critics said he wasn't much of a poet, but he sold millions and millions of albums of his poems and songs. He even won an Oscar, I believe.

Here's a whimsical anti-war song from the Vietnam days.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4-l0o3tOXw0&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/4-l0o3tOXw0&fs=1</a>

I liked some of his poems, like this one.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2zifcZB84Ns&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/2zifcZB84Ns&fs=1</a>
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

 

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