It's not every day you get a chance to hear a formidable American poet sing a Jimmy Durante song, if with an occasional off key note and in promotion of the release of a new issue of a magazine.
A Jimmy who now?
Well, more like a Jimmy who then. The best way to explain (as is often the case, Mrs. Calabash) is to simply show. Her's a beaut, with Jimmy serenading and dueting with ol' wasshisname.
A free 6 issue subscription to Lilliput Review, or a 6 issue extension of a current subscription, for the first person to identify the picture appended to the end of the video.
at my gate
the crow laughs
at the branch I graftedIssa translated by David Lanoue
PS Ok, it's Friday and the Stern rendition has got a few people thinking about a little more "recent" version than Jimmy Durante. So here ya go: