Tintoretto Creation
Creation of the Animals by Tintoretto (Jacopo Comin)

La Creazione degli Animali
(Creation of the Animals)
by John Malcolm Brinnin

Here that old humpback Tintoretto tells
Of six day’s labor out of Genesis:
Swift from the bowstring of two little trees
Come swans, astonished basilisks and whales,
Amazed flamingos, moles and dragonflies,
to make their lifelong helpless marriages.
Time is a place at last; dumb wonder wells
From the cracked ribs of heaven’s gate and hell’s.

The patriarch in that vicinity
Of bottle seas and eggshell esplanades
Mutters his thunder like a cloud. And yet,
much smaller issues line the palm of God’s
charged hand: a dog laps water, a rabbit sits
grazing at the footprint of divinity.

Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) (1886) by Saint-Saëns

I. Introduction et marche royale du lion (Introduction and Royal March of the Lion) [0:00]
II. Poules et coqs (Hens and Roosters) [1:58]
III. Hémiones – animaux véloces (Wild Asses – quick animals) [2:42]
IV. Tortues (Tortoises) [3:22]
V. L’éléphant (The Elephant) [5:24]
VI. Kangourous (Kangaroos) [6:55]
VII. Aquarium [7:51]
VIII. Personnages à longues oreilles (Characters with Long Ears) [9:58]
IX. Le coucou au fond des bois (The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods) [10:35]
X. Volière (Aviary) [12:40]
XI. Pianistes (Pianists) [13:52]
XII. Fossiles (Fossils) [15:15]
XIII. Le cygne (The

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5 On Friday – Pie Day

5 On FRiday

For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday bloggers — you can sign in over at Golch Central’s Rambling Stuff.

March 14 (3/14) is dedicated to the deliciously endless number as Pi Day, so the music is dedicated to all the delicious flavors that can be found in pie.


First up: Fiona Apple – Criminal

The sweeter the Berry particularly when his name is Chuck


Put the Lime in the Coconut

Even Peter Paul and Mary sang of a tarter flavor

And how can you have pie without Chocolate & Kylie Minogue to make it melt

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