A Thought for Today
We are not born to
sorrow; we invent it.
"Do you know my friend the sea... " I have played it a thousand times,
however I sure would like a complete copy of the words.
Can you direct me to
where I can get them? Hopefully, a web page.
if it's a complete listing of all the poems from "The Sea"
you're referring to, you're going to have to wait awhile.
One of the
sections on the new "Stanyan House" site will be devoted to
recognizing the talents of those who've helped build the Stanyan family of
Naturally Anita Kerr features pretty high on our list of priorities as far
as this section is concerned so perhaps a full transcript of
"The Sea" will find it's way onto the web fairly soon.
meantime I've posted the poem you mentioned as well as one of my personal
favorites from this classic album. And by the way - if you haven't yet
heard "La Mer", the French version of "The Sea" with
narration by Marc Ogeret, get right along to Stanyan
By Mail and order yourself a copy. It's something all McKuen devotees
should have in their collection.
My Friend the Sea
Do you know my friend
he watches everything we do
you, rolling over
in your beach bank sleep
me, chasing seagulls
down the dunes;
You, your skirts held high
wading in the water.
Those who go alone.
He sees them all.
If we've ourselves to know
we should get to know the sea.
- from the album "The Sea", 1967
If you have a favorite McKuen
song or poem you'd like to share with us, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll do my best to oblige.
- Ken, Johannesburg, February 7
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