SINGING POETS….Good information from the blogosphere:
This is probably one of those things that native Americans know from age 8, but it was a revelation to me. A reader has told me that all of Emily Dickinson’s poems can be sung to the tune of “The Yellow Rose of Texas.” It checks out. Amazing! Since presumably the same is true for anything in iambic tetrameters, you could likewise sing Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin” to that tune. We learn something new every day.
I’m a native American, and not only did I not know that, I don’t even know the tune to “Yellow Rose of Texas.”
This fine piece of trivia comes to us via National Review’s The Corner. If those guys could just ditch all the political stuff, they might be pretty readable….