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In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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November 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

June

by Virna Sheard

The Ballad of the Quest

Now by every meadow-side the buttercups blow—
(O June, you are spendthrift of your gold!)
Green are the uplands where the little lambs go,
Green and glad the forests that are old.
Once again the summer weaves on her magic loom,
Cloth of clover,—fairy web of wheat;—
Only Mary’s alabaster box of perfume
Ever made the passing wind more sweet.
Even through the city where the dusty roads run,
Blue runs now the river to the sea.
Tender is the twilight when the long day is done,—
Infinite the stars’ tranquillity.
Not forever are the rains or the winter snows,
All these past—nor shall be overlong,—
And with every lovely June cometh the rose,
The sweet blue dusk,—a night-bird’s wonder-song!

June 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Flowers Are Red

by Harry Chapin

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April 26, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

When April Comes!

by Virna Sheard

When April comes with softly shining eyes,
And daffodils bound in her wind-blown hair,
Oh, she will coax all clouds from out the skies,
And every day will bring some sweet surprise,–
The swallows will come swinging through the air
When April comes!

When April comes with tender smile and tear,
Dear dandelions will gild the common ways,
And at the break of morning we will hear
The piping of the robins crystal clear–
While bobolinks will whistle through the days,
When April comes!

When April comes, the world so wise and old,
Will half forget that it is worn and grey;
Winter will seem but as a tale long told–
Its bitter winds with all its frost and cold
Will be the by-gone things of yesterday,
When April comes!

April 6, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Daffodils, that … take the winds of March with beauty

A Time to KeepA Time to Keep

“Daffodils,/That come before the swallow dares, and take/The winds of March with beauty…

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March 4, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

San Francisco

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February 14, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Le Conte de la Peincesse Kaguya: La Chanson des enfants

The Tale of Princess Kaguya
LE CONTE DE LA PRINCESSE KAGUYA

By Isao Takahata

Tourne sans fin, moulin à eau, tourne
Passé lointain, m’entends tu ?
Reviens et donne moi mon pauvre cœur perdu

Oiseaux, insectes et bêtes sauvages
Feuillages, herbes, fleurs
Nourrissent la clémence des hommes et leur courage
Si j’apprends que tu m’attends
Je reviendrais sur-le-champ

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February 21, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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