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A Thought for Today

Today is new, so donít expect too much of it.


Rod is rehearsing today and Ken is still unpacking boxes after moving house. One of us will be back with you tomorrow.

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notable birthdays Laverne Andrews o Vladimir Ashkenazy o Ned Beatty o George W. Bush o Sebastian Cabot o Ruth Cracknell o Rosemary Forsyth o Bob Gentry o Merv Griffin o Nanci Griffith o Andrei Gromyko o Bill Haley o Robert Heinlein o John Paul Jones o Dorothy Kirsten o Dalai Lama o Janet Leigh o Tia and Tamara Mowry o Tzar Nicholas I o Pat Paulsen o Nancy Reagan o Della Reese o Geoffrey Rush o Bill Schallert o Jeanie Seely o Sylvester Stallone o Burt Ward o Jamie Wyeth
Rod's random thoughts Ambition is the talent that takes us to the top the fastest.

The poet is the mystic warrior in the underbrush.

Always is forever, not awhile.


Cloud formations
on a given day
and wondering
if you've seen them too
are enough to make a morning
                    pass for me.

Was your day
filled with wanting,
or the needlepoint of knowing
             that I waited
and that I wait for you?
I did.
I do.

Swing safely home to me,
                come evening.
Make room for me
within your life
and I'll make room for you
within my arms.

If you don't know algebra
or Alice by the fire,
or even why some roses
fail to climb the wall,
ask the question of me.
Never be afraid to say,
What is it?

- from "Fields of Wonder", 1970, 1971

© 1970, 1986, 2001 by Stanyan Music Group & Rod McKuen. All Rights Reserved
Birthday research by Wade Alexander o Poetry from the collection of Jay Hagan o Coordinated by Melinda Smith
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