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The New Yorker Turns 95

The covers of The New Yorker (courtesy of

The covers of the New Yorker (courtesy of


Don McGee in this morning for Corny O'Connell. On this date in 1925, the New Yorker was published for the first time. Of course, poetry is a staple in the magazine.

For today's Question of the Day, what lyric would you consider to be poetry? Send us the name of the song that has that lyric (and give us that lyric too), and we’ll play a quatrain’s worth after 9 a.m.

Songs played:

1. Leonard Cohen, "Bird on a Wire," Songs From a Room
2. Joni Mitchell, "For the Roses," For the Roses
3. Louis Armstrong (covering Cole Porter), "You're the Top," I've Got the World on a String
4. Bob Dylan, "Subterranean Homesick Blues," Bringing It All Back Home