Corona, Corona

Thomas Fleming

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March 21, 2020

I finally realized today that I could change the language of my News. Google.  I fooled around with Serbian for a while than switched to Italian.  The big media are almost as upset as the big media here in the States, but there are great differences.  For example.  After reading about the usual problems, I came across a magazine article on how isolation helped great artists like Shakespeare and Frida Kalho.

The Corriere della Sera's advice was to listen to a duet from Clemenza di Tito.  As Smokey Robinson might say under these circumstances: "I second that emotion."

Watch this space for more comforting nonsense.

 

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

7 Responses

  1. Avatar Roger McGrath says:

    Corona, Corona, where you been so long?
    Tell me Corona, where you been so long?
    I haven’t had no fever, since you been gone.

    I fear Corona, I tell the world I do
    Well I fear Corona, I tell the world I do
    Well I hope some day it will fear me too

    Corona, Corona, who’d you infect last night?
    Tell me Corona, who’d you infect last night?
    You came around this morning, the sun was shinning bright

    I met Corona, away across the sea
    I met Corona, way across the sea
    It wouldn’t spare me, that’s plain to see

    . . . .

  2. Avatar Roger McGrath says:

    Edit this for me, Tom. “you’d” should have been “who’d”. It’s early here.

  3. Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming says:

    I was thinking, when I put up the title.

    Corona Corona,
    You been around too long
    I won’t get no lovin
    Till you be gone.

  4. Avatar Roger McGrath says:

    Our minds work in the same slightly mad way.

  5. Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming says:

    I invite everyone to send in a verse or two–an endless saga. I’ve got four or five down and I’m waiting for the muse of bad poetry to visit me, but I think she’s sitting somewhere on a barstool.

  6. Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming says:

    From an old friend Jean Heise:

    Corona, Corona
    You cause us such dread!
    We can’t find the TP
    And their ain’t no more bread.

  7. Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming says:

    Bob Geraci submits: “Corona virus bonus: misanthropes get extra credit for being antisocial.”