Twoku: Scout, the little Finch / your mockingbird has been killed / we still hear its song.
Threeku: Mockingbird's author / the little Finch, died today / Watchman first, and last.
Fourku: Mocking bird / Scout, the little Finch / died today. (3-5-3)
Nelle (pronounced “nell” not “nellie” which she hated) Harper Lee died today, not too long after the release of her last (actually her first) book “Go Set a Watchman.” Click here to read the New York Times article about her life, writing, and passing, including how her first manuscript was dramatically changed (at her publisher’s advice), into what became “To Kill a Mockingbird.” You can read the original New York Times review of the book, by clicking here.
In any case, regardless of how it came to be, we are thankful to have heard the mockingbird’s song, and to Harper Lee for writing it.
– the Haikook
- Featured image in this post: a still of the tomboy “Scout” Finch, awkwardly in a dress, eating breakfast, from the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird”, found online, all rights reserved by its owners–the movie studio, photographer, and/or other entities which have licensed rights to this image.
- Harper Lee with cigarette: found online, all rights reserved to the photographer or other licensed/rights-holder.