Category: Poetry

Nov 01

Happy November

Shinto When sorrow lays us low for a second we are saved by humble windfalls of the mindfulness or memory: the taste of a fruit, the taste of water, that face given back to us by a dream, the first jasmine of November, the endless yearning of the compass, a book we thought was lost, …

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Sep 02

60 Days of Halloween

We love the autumn season here and decided to ring in fall’s festive Halloween holiday here with 60 days of Halloween!  So stay tuned for Halloween crafts, facts, recipes, and fun! You can visit our Halloween section now to get started! For today, a poem by Edgar Allen Poe: Spirits of the Dead Edgar Allan …

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Feb 11

February 11th Birthday Love: Elsa Beskow

Elsa Beskow was a prolific Swedish author and illustrator of children’s books, with over 40 published books written and illustrated by her. She was best known for Peter in Blueberry Land; Children of the Forest; The Sun Egg; Tale of the Little Little Old Woman; and Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender. Here’s a poem and illustration by Elsa Beskow …

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Jan 30

“Snow Was Falling So Much Like Stars”

“Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” – Mary Oliver  

Nov 10

Poem: “The Rain to the Wind”

  The rain to the wind said, You push and I’ll pelt. They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged–though not dead. I know how the flowers felt. -Robert Frost  

Nov 08

November Sky

  The wild gander leads his flock through the cool night, Ya-honk! he says, and sounds it down to me like an invitation: The pert may suppose it meaningless, but I listen closer, I find its purpose and place up there toward the November sky. – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1855, I Celebrate Myself, …

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Nov 04

“Leaves” by Elsie N. Brady

“How silently they tumble down And come to rest upon the ground To lay a carpet, rich and rare, Beneath the trees without a care, Content to sleep, their work well done, Colors gleaming in the sun. At other times, they wildly fly Until they nearly reach the sky. Twisting, turning through the air Till …

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Oct 18

Quotes & Poetry: Autumn

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. -Jim Bishop I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. -Henry David Thoreau It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon. -Sarah Addison …

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Sep 20

Quotes: Whales

We are not what we might be; what we are Outlaws all extrapolation Beyond the interval of now and here: White whales are gone with the white ocean. -Sylvia Plath from “Two Lovers And A Beachcomber By The Real Sea”

Sep 19

Quotes: The Rain

  At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined, and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth, since we are made of earth and rain. -Pablo Neruda, Regalo de un Poeta