poetry

Poetry of E.Nesbit: Eastertide (1888)

February 19, 2011

This poem sits on one of the first leaves of one of Nesbit’s earliest published works, Eastertide (1888). It was published by E.P. Dutton & Co. A Golden halo floats above the hills. And Spring hath touched the  crisp brown woods below, The cuckoo loudly calls, and birds build nests. When orchards gleam beneath  their […]

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Thanksgiving Poems: Iroquois Song

November 24, 2010

This is the eighth in a series of Thanksgiving Poems in preparation for next week. Do you have a favourite thanksgiving poem? The Thanksgivings From a traditional Iroquois Song trans. Harriet Maxwell Converse  1908 We who are here present thank the Great Spirit that we are here to praise Him.We thank Him that He has […]

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Thanksgiving Poems: Paul Laurence Dunbar

November 23, 2010

This is the seventh in a series of Thanksgiving Poems in preparation for next week. Do you have a favourite thanksgiving poem? A Thanksgiving Poem Lyrics of Sunshine and ShadowPaul Laurence Dunbar 1905 The sun hath shed its kindly light,Our harvesting is gladly o’er,Our fields have felt no killing blight,Our bins are filled with goodly […]

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Thanksgiving Poems: Walt Whitman

November 22, 2010

This is the fifth in a series of Thanksgiving Poems in preparation for next week. Do you have a favourite thanksgiving poem? The pure contralto sings in the organ loft From Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman  1900 The pure contralto sings in the organ loft;The carpenter dresses his plank—the tongue of his foreplane whistles its […]

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Thanksgiving Poems: Emily Dickinson

November 21, 2010

This is the fifth in a series of Thanksgiving Poems in preparation for next week. Do you have a favourite thanksgiving poem? 814: One day is there of the Series Emily Dickinson One Day is there of the SeriesTermed Thanksgiving Day.Celebrated part at TablePart in Memory. Neither Patriarch nor PussyI dissect the PlaySeems it to […]

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Thanksgiving Poems: Ella Wheeler Wilcox

November 20, 2010

This is the fourth in a series of Thanksgiving Poems in preparation for next week. Do you have a favourite thanksgiving poem? Thanksgiving  Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1896 We walk on starry fields of whiteAnd do not see the daisies;For blessings common in our sightWe rarely offer praises.We sigh for some supreme delightTo crown our lives […]

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Thanksgiving Poems: Kate Seymour Maclean

November 19, 2010

This is the third in a series of Thanksgiving Poems in preparation for next week. Do you have a favourite thanksgiving poem?   Thanksgiving Kate Seymour Maclean 1880 The Autumn hills are golden at the top,And rounded as a poet’s silver rhyme;The mellow days are ruby ripe, that dropOne after one into the lap of […]

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Thanksgiving Poems: John Whittier

November 18, 2010

The second in a series of Thanksgiving poems in preparation for next week. Do you have a favourite thanksgiving poem? The Pumpkin John Greenleaf Whittier 1850 Oh, greenly and fair in the lands of the sun,The vines of the gourd and the rich melon run,And the rock and the tree and the cottage enfold,With broad […]

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Thanksgiving Poems: Lydia Maria Child

November 17, 2010

This is the first in a series of poems I’m posting in the lead-up to Thanksgiving next week! Do you have a favourite thanksgiving poem?   Over the River and Through the Wood Lydia Maria Child 1844 Over the river, and through the wood,to Grandfather’s house we go;the horse knows the way to carry the […]

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Faith, Hope and Poetry

November 10, 2010

I reviewed Malcolm Guite’s Faith, Hope and Poetry for Transpositions. As I was preparing for the review I read a number of other opinions about the book Of  Faith, Hope and Poetry, Ashgate’s website says: Malcolm Guite applies the insights of poetry to contemporary issues and the contribution poetry can make to our religious knowing […]

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