Thursday, April 30, 2015

DMC: "Mr. Music, Ray Conniff" by Linda Mitchell

Mr. Music, Ray Conniff, and his world famous singers
Mixed choral la-las with triangle dingers                             
Their grand music swung from big band to rock
Each song a hit from Elvis to Bach

© 2015 Linda Mitchell. All rights reserved.

Watch Ray Conniff's highly entertaining performance of "Brasil" on You Tube.

Kwame Alexander has challenged us to write a clerihew this month. What's a clerihew, you ask? Click HERE for details.

YOU HAVE UNTIL 5:00 PM (ET) TODAY to send your funny four-liner to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right.  For inspiration, visit this month's wrap-up celebration to read the entire collection of clerihews.

One lucky participant will be randomly chosen to receive an autographed copy of THE CROSSOVER, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.


  1. Love those 'triangle singers', haven't thought of Ray Coniff in a long time. This really is a 'down memory lane' clerihew. He did do all different kinds of music, didn't he? Thanks Linda and Michelle! What a fun month of poetry!

  2. What a fun finale for our month of clerihews, Linda! Thanks for sending us off with smiles on our faces. :)

  3. Thanks for doing this little exercise, Michelle. I've learned a lot and smiled even more!