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”

Poetry In The Evening

Edgar Allan Poe described poetry as “the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.” When I was in high school, I envisioned poets with an aging grace, sitting at a table by candlelight using a quill pen. I never imagined that poets could begin as young and vibrant outliers who changed the world with words. PoetryContinue reading “Poetry In The Evening”

A Light Exists in Spring

Happy Mother’s Day! This post is dedicated to my mother, Frances, on this special day. Last week, Frances, Sarah, and I visited Butchart Gardens located on Vancouver Island. It rained most of the day, bestowing a soft and gracious mist to the Gardens. The cool humidity of the day enhanced the diverse shades of treesContinue reading “A Light Exists in Spring”

Celebrating Spring with William Wordsworth

“Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.” William Wordsworth William Wordsworth is one of the most beloved poets of all time. Born in Cumbria, England in 1870, he lived during the Romantic Period of literature.  His love of nature inspired many of his poems, even as the French Revolution influencedContinue reading “Celebrating Spring with William Wordsworth”

Asking For Roses

Robert Frost once wrote, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” These words are a profound testament to his courage for living. Robert Frost went on when, at age eleven, he lost his father to tuberculosis. He went on when his mother succumbed to cancer at theContinue reading “Asking For Roses”