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”

Sonnet 73 That time of year thou mayst in me behold

Welcome to September, the month that leads into the brilliant autumn colours and the warmth of Harvest and Thanksgiving. September has a mellow poignancy that reminds us of the passing of years. Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare brings forth natural metaphors to signify the coming of old age. We move ever forward in our timelineContinue reading “Sonnet 73 That time of year thou mayst in me behold”

“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”

Poetry in the Evening with Robbie Cheadle

Welcome to Poetry in the Evening. I am honoured that Robbie Cheadle has given me permission to recite her poem, “We love you, Daddy, from her book “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, a collection of unusual poems. This poem reminds me of my Father, who passed several years ago. Even now, the memories of our conversations, whichContinue reading “Poetry in the Evening with Robbie Cheadle”

Butterfly Laughter

Summer gardens, butterflies and sunshine bring back memories of childhood. Today, I have walked through a Vancouver urban garden with Katherine Mansfield and heard her poetic words recalling scenes from her childhood. Thank you for enjoying a summer afternoon with me and Katherine Mansfield. Butterfly Laughter In the middle of our porridge platesThere was aContinue reading “Butterfly Laughter”