Sarah On the Poetry of Henry Lawson

Books have the awesome power to transform, engage and inspire. Three years ago, my sister Sarah invited me to join her on the The Book Dialogue Podcast. Over the years, books have been a topic of conversation whenever we get together. She reminded me that it happens to all of us. Some time in ourContinue reading “Sarah On the Poetry of Henry Lawson”

The Elephant Child by D. Wallace Peach

I am delighted to share the poem, The Elephant Child by D. Wallace Peach. I know you will enjoy hearing Diana’s voice recite this heartwarming tale of courage and resilience. The Elephant Child by D. Wallace Peach An elephant child, carefree and wildWalked into the wintry woodsHe followed fox tails and jackrabbit trailsIgnoring his mother’sContinue reading “The Elephant Child by D. Wallace Peach”

“Answer July” by Emily Dickinson

We have entered the month of September, transitioning to a new season that brings a coolness to the night air, and the last vibrant colours before the coming of winter. Tonight I celebrate all the seasons with a poem by Emily Dickinson. Please join me in reciting “Answer July” by Emily Dickinson. Answer July ByContinue reading ““Answer July” by Emily Dickinson”

Poetry in the Evening with Christina Rossetti

Welcome to Poetry in the Evening. Christina Rossetti’s poem “Up-Hill” is a journey that includes two voices, one with questions and the other giving assuring responses. We overhear a conversation that takes place between a narrator and a guide.    As I recited the poem, I identified with the questions.  How long was the journey?Continue reading “Poetry in the Evening with Christina Rossetti”

Change on Change

Welcome to Poetry in the Evening. We are connected to nature in ways that cannot be fully understood. Poetry allows us to explore the relationship with the world around us. “Change on Change’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a poem about lost love and change envisioned through the lens of changing seasons. Love flourished throughContinue reading “Change on Change”

Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay

This morning, I explored the origins of poetry. Poetry was first heard through voice, rather than read from the pages of a book. It was an oral tradition. Poetry was the record-keeper of human experience, knowledge, and belief systems. As language developed, storytellers traveled from place to place reciting stories and collecting new legends andContinue reading “Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay”