Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Final WORD for 2011

The WORDster writes: Buried by life and the end of the semester, we’re sending the WORD off to the sanitarium at St. Mumbles Home for the Terminally Overwritten a bit early this year for a little holiday break. Rumination and reflection are needed. With that (or this), I thank you all once again for your patience and restraint. If you’re still reading this, you are a better man than I, Gunga Din! Have a lovely December break. Take a dog for a walk. Hug someone you love. And then do it again. God bless us, every one.

Dr. Ted

Perfesser of Interesting Stuff

Enough, already!

“Words! Words! Words! I'm so sick of words!

I get words all day through;

First from him, now from you!

Is that all you blighters can do?

Don't talk of stars burning above;

If you're in love, Show me!

Tell me no dreams filled with desire.

If you're on fire, Show me!

Here we are together in the middle of the night!

Don't talk of spring! Just hold me tight!

Anyone who's ever been in love’ll tell you that

This is no time for a chat!

Haven’t your lips longed for my touch?

Don’t say how much, Show me! Show me!

Don't talk of love lasting through time.

Make me no undying vow. Show me now!

Sing me no song! Read me no rhyme!

Don't waste my time, Show me!”

—“My Fair Lady,” Lerner & Lowe, 1964

(Thanks to alert—and fatigued—WORDster Tony Seton)


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Utah State University, Logan, Utah
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