Subject: Around the Horn
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Wed June 30, 1999 at 10:27PM

Around Cape Horn


The southernmost point in the western hemisphere
Is a place known as Cape Horn, but never fear
This one is neither about geography nor history
Nor the Falkland Islands, nor Argentina's mysteries

This one is about a gracious lady named Lena
Who's had quite a life, but none could be cleaner
For, altho she faced all the obstacles of her race
Lena Horne has come through it all with grace ...

Having recorded a whole mess of songs
And made about two dozen films strong
Including her role in director Sidney Lumet's The Wiz
Who was married to her daughter, Gail Jones - family biz

And who also cast her granddaughter, Jenny ...
In Q & A ... why wouldn't her Dad be that friendly?
But the career Lena's had through the years
Has kept her on top and without any tears ...

So we thank her for her contributions
A consummate artist, with solutions
For not only music, but also stature ...
A wonderful lady ... with certain rapture

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
9:40pm Wed. June 30th, 1999

Today's Birthdays:

Lena Horne's 82nd

Others:

Nancy Dussault's 63rd
Tony Musante's 63rd
Glenn Shorrock's 55th
Stanley Clarke's 48th
Hal Lindes' 46th
David Alan Grier's 44th
Vincent D'Onofrio's 40th
Rupert Graves' 36th
Mike Tyson's 33rd
Tom Drummond's 30th
Brian Bloom's 29th
Brian Vincent's 29th