A Nod To Rodgers and Hammerstein


After Seeing The King And I  on Saturday I had an idea to try something.  Don’t know if I can make it work but I’ll try and let you decide if it makes any kind of sense. This post could not have been written without the help of Rodgers and Hammerstein.  The only word in this that is mine is the word “brings”.

In My Own Little Corner

I Have Dreamed

Something Wonderful

My Favorite Things


What’s the Use of Wond’rin

It Might As Well Be Spring

A Lovely Night

A Hundred Million Miracles brings


It’s A Grand Night For Singing

Isn’t It Kind of Fun

The Next Time It Happens

I Whistle A Happy Tune


You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught

When You’re Driving Through the Moonlight

There’s No Way To Stop It

Some Enchanted Evening


Gliding Through My Memories

That’s The Way It Happens

 Climb Every Mountain

You’ll Never Walk Alone


Thank you Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for some great shows and show tunes.



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23 responses to “A Nod To Rodgers and Hammerstein

  1. Last night, I listened to an interview on NPR with an author of a new book on R & H. They talked about how their songs have become embedded in all aspects of American culture. I know most of the titles in your poem.

  2. I was so fortunate to see The King and I at LIncoln Center! So much fun! ❤
    Love your post today – so much to celebrate! 🙂

  3. I have not seen King and I but I think they gave music for Sound of music.😊 One of my all time favourites.

  4. Love your “something new”! R&H should be very proud that you found a way to bring back to life their hits thru this poem. Sound of Music is my favorite and several others run close behind.

  5. Love this post Bob! A great way o honor R &H.

  6. What a fun poem of borrowed lines!

  7. This is so clever and creative! I really enjoy the way borrowed lines juxtaposed in a fresh way create a new meaning and experience for the reader.

  8. Some “found poetry”! I love it. Great thinking.

  9. So many great memories in your poem. Thanks!

  10. Hard to believe they wrote so much. You have certainly created a wonderful poem using their own works.

  11. Alice Nine

    Like a spine poem… like a found poem… What I love is you connected tunes that play in my head and stir memories… and then gave them new meaning just by the way you organized the lines. Great job! Cleverly done.

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