Okay, so I really needed a pick-me-up song after this testing week… and I feel my last few posts were just plan depressing. So what better way than to spruce up my posts with the beloved Louis Armstong’s “What a Wonderful World” ? I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t just LOVE this song?
Armstrong certainly has a way with words, and I mean that literally. His rhyming is just perfect and, I feel, brings more meaning to the content of the song. In Sidney’s “Defense of Poesy,” he infers that most contemporary poets just rhyme offhandedly, however, you can tell from this song that Armstrong’s rhymes give the lyrics more meaning. “I hear babies crying / I watch them grow / They’ll learn much more / Than I’ll ever know” (Armstong).
You can just tell that he truly feels that the world we live in is, well, wonderful. Also in Sidney’s “Defense of Poesy,” he inquires that poets must be believable and be passionate about their poem, or in this case, lyrics. I certainly believe Armstrong, especially when I hear his passion just flow out when he is performing.