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All born of
woman
union of male
and female
Same...
yet unequal.

HAIKU POEM
ROSALIENE BACCHUS

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right, without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I'm laid
to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right, without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I'm laid
to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star



Lyrics for song from the ST Lyrics website.

The Impossible Dream
(The Quest)
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Music by Mitch Leigh
UNRIGHTABLE
WRONG
JOE DARION
(1917-2001)

"The Impossible Dream" is the principal song of the Broadway
musical
Man of La Mancha, an adaptation of Dale Wasserman's
1959 teleplay,
I, Don Quixote.

Man of La Mancha
follows the saga of Miguel de Cervantes,
playwright, poet and tax collector, who finds himself imprisoned
and awaiting trial by the Inquisition. When his fellow prisoners
try to confiscate his few possessions, including the uncompleted
manuscript of his most famous work,
Don Quixote, Cervantes
defends his masterpiece by presenting it as a play.

Transforming himself into Don Quixote, and recruiting his
fiercely loyal manservant along with other inmates to take on
various roles, Cervantes plays out his sweeping story of a
deluded would-be-knight who becomes obsessed by his idealistic
belief that the wrongs of the world can be corrected.

Through the enactment of these adventures, both author and
character plumb to the core of life's fundamental questions: Why
am I here? What purpose does my life serve? How do I engage
significantly in this relatively short time I am given?

EXCERPT FROM THE DALE WASSERMAN WEBSITE.
THE IMPOSSIBLE
DREAM
BRIAN STOKES
MITCHELL
DALE WASSERMAN
(1914-2008)
WATCH & LISTEN
Joe Darion - American Musical Theatre Lyricist
Born in New York City,
Darion was a lyricist
who worked in every
field of music from
popular songs to
opera. He won a Tony
Award as Best Lyricist  
for the award-winning
Broadway musical,
Man
of La Mancha
.
Mitch Leigh - American Musical Theatre Composer
MITCH LEIGH
(1928-2014)
Born in New York City,
Leigh was a musical
theatre composer who
began his career as a
jazz musician and
writing commercials
for radio and TV. He
won a Tony Award for
composing the music
for
Man of La Mancha.
Dale Wasserman - American Playwright
For over 50 years,
American playwright
DALE WASSERMAN
wrote for theater, TV
and film. He is best
known for the musical
Man of La Mancha
that won several Tony
Awards.

He also wrote the
Tony Award stage
play,
One Flew Over
the Cuckoo's Nest,
based on Ken
Kesey's novel.

LEARN MORE
INTERVIEW
WITH
DALE WASSERMAN
COURTESY OF
RON NEWCOMER
ARIZONA STATE
UNIVERSITY

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