Paul McCartney broadcast 2 songs live into space on November 12th to wake Astronauts who were finishing up 44 consecutive days above the earth. This was the first time this had ever been done. The performance featured ”Good Day Sunshine,” an old Beatles standard and ”Time for Tea,” from his most recent album.
American Life in Poetry: Column 030
BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE
Naomi Shihab Nye lives in San Antonio, Texas. Here she perfectly captures a moment in childhood that nearly all of us may remember: being too small for the games the big kids were playing, and fastening tightly upon some little thing of our own.
American Life in Poetry: Column 029
by TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE
Many of you have seen flocks of birds or schools of minnows acting as if they were guided by a common intelligence, turning together, stopping together. Here is a poem by Debra Nystrom that beautifully describes a flight of swallows returning to their nests, [...]