Who are these men of sod
Lucky if spotted with ungrown seed
Whose broken bones
are, mixed with plight, now stones
Men, these men launched a degree too far
And chose the wrong second to slip away
And though the sod is hard to see through
Lord, these fools are mortals too!
I’ll set a bridge
In a flowing gleaming stream.
Beside the tallest tree
Will be my sky-scraping towers.
And I’ll lay some concrete
And stone blocks
Amidst your flowery jungle crops.
Until my juxtapositioning makes it so
That we are one
And That WE are beauty
That WE are art
30 digits of Pi expressed by numbers of the NYC subways and stations.
Happy Pi Day everybody!
by Eugene Toth
On February 28, 2015 the Metropolitan Opera presented Les Contes d’Hoffman, three short and striking operas by the composer Jacques Offenbach.
In 1819 Jacques Offenbach was born the son of a synagogue cantor in Cologne, Germany. The young Offenbach began his career as a virtuoso cellist. Until that time, most composers wrote long and complicated operas lasting several hours. Offenbach pioneered short operas, simple and easy to understand. He broadened the appeal of opera. Offenbach grew so famous that the Emperor Napoleon offered him French citizenship.