Celebrating Love with Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level ofContinue reading “Celebrating Love with Elizabeth Barrett Browning”

Celebrating Robert Burns

On January 25, 2022, the world will commemorate Robert Burns, affectionately known as Rabbie Burns, with a Burns Supper on the day of his birth. The great Scottish poet and lyricist has been honoured with titles of National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet. He penned in the language of the Scots, evenContinue reading “Celebrating Robert Burns”

Celebrating National Hat Day 2022

National Hat Day was celebrated on January 15, 2022. There was a time when no one left their homes without a hat. Over the decades hats have made a slow descent from their peak in the late 1920’s. The usual explanation for the decline is associated with the introduction of public transit and cars. TheseContinue reading “Celebrating National Hat Day 2022”

Kindness Kindness Kindness

On November 13th the World celebrates Kindness.  It is an annual event which was first introduced in 1998, by the World Kindness Movement. It all started September 1997, in Tokyo when Japan brought together like-minded kindness organizations from around the world for the first time to establish the World Kindness Movement.  Its mission is toContinue reading “Kindness Kindness Kindness”

Celebrating Poetry With Frances

Happy Mother’s Day I am celebrating Mother’s Day with my mother, Frances. Although we are, for a time, separated by COVID-19, Frances and I remain connected via technology. Frances introduced me to poetry. Over the years, poetry has been a source of joy and entertainment, a way in which I have learned to feel emotionsContinue reading “Celebrating Poetry With Frances”

Trees Need Not Walk The Earth

Celebrating National Poetry Month April 2021, Canada celebrates the 23rd National Poetry Month. Launched twenty-five years ago in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month has been invaluable in igniting an awareness and appreciation of poetry.  In Canada, we joined the party in 1998 and are commemorating our 23rd National Poetry MonthContinue reading “Trees Need Not Walk The Earth”