A Winter Walk on National Hat Day

January 2023 is a great time to start reading! As the new year begins, it’s the perfect opportunity to set yourself up for success and make reading a priority. Reading opens a whole new world of knowledge and engaging stories. It helps us to expand our minds, gain a better understanding of the world aroundContinue reading “A Winter Walk on National Hat Day”

A Winter Twilight by Angelina Weld Grimké

Winter is a time for poetry A Winter Twilight” by Angelina Weld Grimké was published in 1923. The poem is about the beauty of a wintry evening and the power of nature. It is a didactic poem that speaks to the mysteries of the natural world and the inevitability of transitions as the scene movesContinue reading “A Winter Twilight by Angelina Weld Grimké”

A Walk in Winter with Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson reminds us that hope sheds light in dark places. Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Hope’ is a beautiful reminder of the enduring capacity for hope that resides within us all. The poem speaks of hope as a bird, soaring through the sky despite the storms that surround it during flight.  Emily Dickinson’s poetic words encourageContinue reading “A Walk in Winter with Emily Dickinson”

“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”

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”

My Zen Moment – Winter & Spring

Winter and spring come together on the vernal equinox to connect our world. I feel the gentle touch of spring even as winter continues to be in season. The snowdrop has arrived, the winter wind has softened, and the sun is moving toward the vernal equinox that will come one month from today at preciselyContinue reading “My Zen Moment – Winter & Spring”