Julius La Rosa, naturally, has a considerable interest in lyrics and lyricists. He called my attention to these little verses by Yip Harburg, one of the greatest American lyricists (â€œOver the Rainbow,â€ â€œApril in Paris,â€ â€œItâ€™s Only a Paper Moon,â€ among 600 or so others).
No matter how much I probe and prod
I cannot quite believe in God,
But, oh, I hope to God that He
Unswervingly believes in me.
O innocent victims of Cupid,
Remember this terse little verse:
To let a fool kiss you is stupid,
To let a kiss fool you is worse.
Â©Rhymes for the Irreverent, E.Y. Harburg