tirsdag den 14. juni 2016

En ukoket sonet

- fra New York Times (link her inkl video) :

Whether Lin-Manuel Miranda is standing with President Obama in the Rose Garden or accepting a Grammy Award onstage, he is known to give his audience a freestyle rap fit for the occasion.
On Sunday, when Mr. Miranda accepted his award for best score for "Hamilton” at the Tony Awards, his second Tony win in this category, he said he was too old to freestyle. So he wrote a sonnet instead, addressing his love for his wife, Vanessa Nadal, as well as the shooting massacre that left 50 people dead early Sunday in Orlando, Fla.

My wife’s the reason anything gets done
She nudges me towards promise by degrees
She is a perfect symphony of one
Our son is her most beautiful reprise.

We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers
We lived through times when hate and fear seemed stronger;
We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer

And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story
Now fill the world with music, love and pride.

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