Ode is a poem written by the English poet Arthur O'Shaughnessy and first published in It has nine stanzas, although it is commonly believed to be only three stanzas long. The opening stanza is:. The phrase "movers and shakers" now used to describe powerful and worldly individuals and groups originates here. The poem has been set to music, or alluded to, many times: Sir Edward Elgar set the ode to music in in his work entitled The Music Makers , Op
Kevin Max Smith born August 17, is an American singer , songwriter , and poet. He is best known for being a member of the Christian pop group dc Talk. As a solo artist following the band going on hiatus, he has recorded 18 full-length studio albums, including a Christmas album. From until , he was the lead singer of the band Audio Adrenaline. Max was adopted by the Smith family and grew up in Grand Rapids , Michigan.