Monday, March 28, 2011

Little Girl Blue

Well, it's back to school and back to work for some of us who just finished up Spring Break around here, making it a Blue Monday for some. And, alas, back to snow shoveling for others, making it a shivery blue.

So my imaginary playlist for today is all Ella Fitzgerald, from The Rodgers and Hart Songbook, Volume 1:

"Spring is Here"
"Little Girl Blue"
"The Blue Room"

But I'm having some fun writing people's names on little slips of blue paper, folding them up, and dropping them in a recyclable green plastic cherry tomato basket in the Big Poetry Giveaway!  If you want to play, comment on that post or any post in April, and I'll put you in the basket, too!

Yesterday, on Poetry Someday, my workshop rehearsed for The Architecture of Spring, a poetry reading coming up this Tuesday night, March 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at the McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main, Bloomington, Illinois.  It's free!

We've written poems in response to architecture and, in particular, to the current exhibit, A Passion for Detail: The Architectural Legacy of A. L. Pillsbury.  A contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright, Pillsbury designed many homes, schools, and public buildings all over Illinois.

Off now to sing along with Ella!


ron hardy said...

Pillsbury also found time to create cake mixes. And doodle the first doughboy. Note resemblance.

Kathleen said...

You are too funny, Ron. I'm putting you in the basket.

Collagemama said...

Did Pillsbury line up his putts with the T-square?

Kathleen said...

I think that is entirely possible.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Your reading sounds so wonderful and inspiring. I'm sure it will be fantastic...let us know how it goes.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Hannah!