Sunday, October 15, 2006

Barbra Streisand in Our Nation’s Capital
By Don Iannone

Her first time back in concert
after twenty-seven long years.
At first sight,
the crowd exploded in applause.
One of the longest standing ovations
we’ve seen for anyone—
much longer than for any President.
Barbra sang her heart out—
putting her all into each reminiscent song.
Songs from her early beginning on the Ed Sullivan Show
and throughout her songbird career.
Bringing back the memories of the way we were,
and reminding us how we are even today.
A few political observations shared,
but mostly just musical notes,
pouring through a still pure voice.
Occasionally pushing back
her shoulder length blonde hair,
mesmerizing awestruck fans,
who traveled from as far as Ireland,
and beyond—
just to see Barbra Streisand live
in concert in Washington, DC.
She brought laughter,
and she brought tears,
but most of all tremendous cheers.
A lifelong dream for my wife Mary—
to see Barbra perform live.
Finally her dream has come true.
Even a special experience for me—
until now only a lukewarm fan.
Somehow her voice seems to reach you—
deep inside where only the heart can go.

7 comments:

Kathleen said...

I have always loved Barbara... thank you for sharing this Don... and how wonderful for Mary, to have been able to have a dream fulfilled... Love, k.

samuru999 said...

How wonderful you saw Barbara...
and Mary's dream fulfilled!
That is so special!
I too love Barbara!

Margie

kathy said...

I love Barbara! I remember my first movie "Funny Girl" i was a young teen and her music and her voice really touched me deeply!

iamnasra said...

Barbra is so soft and her voices touches anyone who hear her ...I love the way she sings ...so softly , her words comes so gentle to the listening ears

Don Iannone said...

Thank you Nasra, Margie, Kathy, and Kathleen. Mary did love it, and actually so did I. Have a wonderful week ahead.

Rob said...

Interesting that she got more applause than a President.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Rob...yes indeed.

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