EARTH DAY

Happy Earth Day!

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April 22, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

O Spring-time sweet!

The whole Earth smiles, thy coming to greet.

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April 22, 2019 at 4:22 am Leave a comment

Hen Hop

Norman McLaren | 1942 | 3 min

This joyful short animation features a dancing hen that transforms into an egg. The film was made without a camera by Norman McLaren, who drew directly onto 35 mm movie stock with ordinary pen and ink. Colour was added optically.

April 21, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Spring Storm

by William Carlos Williams

The sky has given over
its bitterness.
Out of the dark change
all day long
rain falls and falls
as if it would never end.
Still the snow keeps
its hold on the ground.
But water, water
from a thousand runnels!
It collects swiftly,
dappled with black
cuts a way for itself
through green ice in the gutters.
Drop after drop it falls
from the withered grass-stems
of the overhanging embankment.

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April 20, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Spring

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.

What is all this juice and all this joy?
A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning
In Eden garden. – Have, get, before it cloy,
Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,
Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,
Most, O maid’s child, thy choice and worthy the winning.

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April 19, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

How to Meet a Flower

Looking to learn more about wildflowers this spring? Consider introducing yourself first.

Remember, we all stumble

So stay humble

As you find and make your way

And that it’s okay

To not always know

How the path will unfold

But you do have a role in how the story will be told

If you remain bold

With the courage of persisting on

Remembering that all good trails curve and meander

But it doesn’t make them any less exciting to behold, and wonder

What’s around the turn

If you cease to uphold

The idea that it should all be known and controlled

Adventure on

April 18, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Maine Coon

Happy International Haiku Poetry Day!

crouched before the couch,

suddenly, cat has all night

for just one sound: mouse

The Maine Coon’s Haiku: and Other Poems for Cat Lovers
by Michael J. Rosen
Illustrated by Lee Anthony White
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April 17, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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