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This poem describes how I feel about David and his “quiet eyes” after 17 years of marriage: Who Loves the Rain – Frances Shaw Who loves the rain And loves his home, And looks on life with quiet eyes, Him … Continue reading
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…And in green underwood and cover Blossom by blossom the spring begins. – Algernon Charles Swinburne
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Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year. – Robert Frost
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Who loves the rain And loves his home, And looks on life with quiet eyes, Him will I follow through the storm; And at his hearth-fire keep me warm; Nor hell nor heaven shall that soul surprise, Who loves his … Continue reading
Tagged D. M. Mulock, David DeBrot, Douglas Malloch, Edgar A. Guest, Edith Shaw Butler, family love, Frances Shaw, Francis Bacon, Garnett Ann Schultz, Helen Steiner Rice, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ideals Publications, Jane Taylor, M. M. Marshall, Madison Julius Cawein, marriage, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Reginald Holmes, Robert Burns, Robert Montgomery, Washington Irving
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April is National Poetry Month. It just so happens that we love poetry. Recently, David barged in when I was taking a bubble bath to read me a poem he really likes by Charles Bukowski. Bukowski is one of David’s … Continue reading
Tagged Academy of American Poets, Carpe Diem, Charles Bukowski, Czeslaw Milosz, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Wright, Langston Hughes, National Poetry Month, Philip James Bailey, Robert Frost, Samuel Daniel, Stanley Kunitz, Tony Hoagland, Walt Whitman, William Ernest Henley, William Shakespeare
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I am posting these poems in honor of Jacob’s 9th birthday today. Before Jacob was born, his parents’ longing for him was just like this hopeful waiting for Spring. Every year on this day, the happy anticipation of Jacob’s birth … Continue reading
Tagged A.E. Housman, Christina Rossetti, D. H. Lawrence, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Emily Dickinson, Gerald Manley Hopkins, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Great Smoky Mountains, Jacob's birthday, John Clare, John Webster, Kobayashi Issa, Li Po, Matsuo Basho, National Parks Service, Robert Frost, Robert Herrick, Robert Louis Stevenson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, spring longing, Spring Wildflowers, Thomas Carew, Thomas Nashe, Wildflowers, William Blake, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth
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These melodious classics are selected from the poetry section of About Education (About.com). Poetry time is time to slow down and enjoy daydreaming! Sonnet 73 – William Shakespeare (1609) That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, … Continue reading
Tagged Adelaide Crapsey, Amy Lowell, autumn beauties, autumn poems, Autumn's praise, Classic poems, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Daydreaming, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Bronte, Fall, fall poem selection, John Keats, poem enjoyment, Robert Frost, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sara Teasdale, Slow living, T. E. Hulme, William Blake, William Butler Yeats, William Shakespeare