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Flowers above my Head

I love seeing trees in bloom. At first it appears that this tree has more than one kind of flower. However, the yellow flowers have come from another plant and climbed the tree. The wisteria on the fence behind joins the party to add even more color. I love the way the colors combine.

W.S. Gilbert once wrote in The Mikado:

The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la / Bring promise of merry sunshine.

As gaily we dance and we sing, tra la / We welcome the promise they bring, tra la

Of a summer of roses and wine. 

These flowers in the tree and on the fence seem to join in that promise.

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        • It won’t appeal to everyone. But I love the satire. You can find the song on YouTube in many different versions. I had it in a Squidoo lens that told the whole story, but it wasn’t a good fit for HubPages so I unpublished it. Haven’t gotten around to publishing it elsewhere yet. Before you listen to the song, find the plot line. There is a whole site devoted to Gilbert and Sullivan with links to all the stories and lyrics. The song is meant to be humorous and only knowing the story makes it so. The part I’ve quoted is the first verse when the hero has discovered a way to marry his lady love who had been engaged to Nankipoo, the son of the Mikado who was disguised as a wandering minstrel. He had disguised himself because it had been arranged that he should marry Katisha, an elderly and ugly woman. To avoid being executed himself, the Lord High Executioner, Koko, has to convince Katisha to marry him when her heart had been set on marrying Nankipoo, who has arranged a fake execution to avoid marrying Katisha. The second verse of this song is Koko courting Katisha.

          As you can see, the plot is quite complex, but the music is fun, with lots of harmony in the choruses.




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