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Star-Festival Song

たなばたさま [Tanabata-sama]

Japanese
ささのは さらさら
のきばに ゆれる
お星さま きらきら
きんぎん すなご

ごしきの たんざく
わたしが かいた
お星さま きらきら
空から 見てる

sasa no ha sara-sara
nokiba ni yureru
ohoshi-sama kira-kira
kingin sunago

goshiki no tanzaku
watashi ga kaita
ohoshi-sama kira-kira
sora kara miteru

The bamboo leaves rustle,
shaking away in the eaves.
The stars twinkle,
gold and silver grains of sand.

The five-colour paper strips
I have already written.
The stars twinkle,
watching us from heaven.

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July 7, 2020 at 7:07 am Leave a comment

There is a June when Corn is cut

by Emily Dickinson

There is a June when Corn is cut
And Roses in the Seed —
A Summer briefer than the first
But tenderer indeed

As should a Face supposed the Grave’s
Emerge a single Noon
In the Vermilion that it wore
Affect us, and return —

Two Seasons, it is said, exist —
The Summer of the Just,
And this of Ours, diversified
With Prospect, and with Frost —

May not our Second with its First
So infinite compare
That We but recollect the one
The other to prefer?

June 28, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Buona Festa del Papà

June 21, 2020 at 6:21 am Leave a comment

Tessalation!

Happy World Tessellation Day!
by Emily Grosvenor

Join Tessa in this whimsical and engaging math picture book, which will teach children about tessellations and inspire them to get outside and be a part of nature!

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June 17, 2020 at 10:22 pm Leave a comment

Happy Iris Day!

Happy Iris Day! Postcard

Happy Iris Day! Postcard

by aWorld2Celebrate

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May 8, 2020 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

May Morning

by Vera Brittain

The rising sun shone warmly on the tower,
Into the clear pure Heaven the hymn aspired
Piercingly sweet. This was the morning hour
When life awoke with Spring’s creative power,
And the old City’s grey to gold was fired.

Silently reverent stood the noisy throng;
Under the bridge the boats in long array
Lay motionless. The chorister’s far song
Faded upon the breeze in echoes long.
Swifley I left the bridge and rode away.

Straight to the little wood’s green heart I sped,
Where cowslips grew, beneath whose gold
withdrawn
The fragrant earth peeped warm and richly
red;
All trace of Winter’s chilling touch had fled,
And song-birds ushered in year’s bright
morn.

May 1, 2020 at 5:01 am Leave a comment

The Don’t Forget Story

Happy National Tell a Story Day!

April 27, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Absent Place — an April Day —

by Emily Dickinson

Absent Place — an April Day —
Daffodils a-blow
Homesick curiosity
To the Souls that snow —

Drift may block within it
Deeper than without —
Daffodil delight but
Him it duplicate —

April 26, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

ORIGAMI: DNA Paper Model

Happy DNA Day!

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April 25, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky

We fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness.”

-Khalil Gibran

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April 22, 2020 at 4:22 am Leave a comment

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