It’s Poetry Friday! Dori welcomes us with deep breaths and deep thoughts at Dori Reads. This week I am sharing another OLW-inspired poem, this time from Mary Lee Hahn. Isn’t it marvelous? Isn’t SHE marvelous? The photo matches perfectly, and I love seeing scenery so different from our Deep South landscape. Thanks to Mary Lee […]
It’s Poetry Friday! Julianne at To Read, To Write, To Be is hosting today and celebrating her birthday. Three cheers for Julianne! Hip, hip, hooray! And now, for the 2016 Summer Poem Swap! How I wish I could I could share with you my joy and excitement when I opened Tabatha’s poem and exquisite gift […]
I work on a university campus, and students are trickling into town. In our circle of friends across the country, some teachers have started back, while others are still enjoying summer vacation. I’m having fun seeing all of the “first day of school” photos on Facebook. My younger nephew had freshman orientation yesterday — my […]
“Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.” ~ Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), Des Beaux-Arts Mirrors are not always what they seem!
Thank you, Jone, for this wonderful poem! Jone tells me it is a shadorma, which follows this syllabic pattern*: 3 5 3 3 7 5 *except, she confessed, dandelion has 4 syllables. “Oops!” she said. To which I replied, “Not in the South. Folks ’round here call ’em “danduh-lines!” Problem solved. My friend Margaret […]
“The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it.” ~ Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) in Novum Organum, aphorism 41 You can read more about Bacon’s theories about human understanding and what hinders it here. Bacon was a proponent […]
It’s Poetry Friday! Chelanne at Books4Learning is hosting! Today I have a haiku inspired by a visit to the university library . . . though this photo is not of our library. I hope your weekend includes some relaxing “reading”!
“I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself. “ ~ Terence [Publius Terentius Afer] in Adelphoe (The Brothers), 1.415 In the Lewis family, we joke about a genetic predilection for learning the hard way. While personal experience and natural consequences […]
Back in the 1990s, my mom subscribed to a fabric-of-the-month club. She collected small squares, and when I was home visiting I’d play with them. Over the course of time I created 9-patch blocks & until recently had no idea what to do with them. With input from a helpful quilter, I bought navy blue […]
It’s Poetry Friday and the marvelous Mary Lee is hosting at A Year of Reading. Earlier this week my husband took me to the Little Red River in Arkansas for a getaway and trout fishing trip. I used to trout fish with my dad, and Mark thought it would be a good way to bring […]