Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MAURICE SENDAK RETIRES TO THE NIGHT KITCHEN


Maurice Sendak, much beloved curmudgeon,
who gave the world a better understanding of children,
and gave children a truer vision of themselves,
retired permanently this morning to
his final night kitchen. .
 His work will continue pouring from our collective literary archives for many moons to come.
And future wild things will devour breakfast cakes
with joyous abandon, just as they should


4 comments:

deanna7trees said...

i heard this news this morning. Stephen Colbert just wrote a children's book "I Am A Pole (and so can you)" and he said that he was encouraged by Sendak to write it.

Nancy said...

Thank you for this post. I too was going to say goodbye to this beloved children's author, but I haven't the energy yet.

kimmie said...

I was so sad to hear it today - a tremendous loss for story listening children all over the world

Ms. said...

Deanne you should google that Colbert--it wasn't precisely encouragement but it is a very funny episode. If I find it in my files I'll send it to you.

Nancy, thank you for reminding me about that documentary. I added the same post as yours into mine this morning so I wouldn't lose it. It's the heart of the matter of living a life, loving, and being an artist. I so love him for his humanity.

Kimmie--the man is gone but the work lives on. That's the greatest gift.