"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt
By: Proserpina, 6:30 PM GMT on May 01, 2015
by American poet Sara Teasdale (1884 – 1933)
A delicate fabric of bird song
Floats in the air,
The smell of wet wild earth
Red small leaves of the maple
Are clenched like a hand,
Like girls at their first communion
The pear trees stand.
Oh I must pass nothing by
Without loving it much,
The raindrop try with my lips,
The grass with my tou...
Updated: 10:54 PM GMT on May 16, 2015
By: Proserpina, 2:08 PM GMT on April 01, 2015
"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
- William Shakespeare
The Spring, 1630
"Now that the winter's gone, the earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes, and now no more the frost
Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;
But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth
To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree
Updated: 6:15 PM GMT on April 22, 2015
By: Proserpina, 3:27 PM GMT on March 07, 2015
March has come in like a lion but will it go out like a lamb? So far March has brought us snow and more snow, cold winds, and ice. The little critters who live in my yard and surrounding areas are hungry and cold. Many come to my deck for food and fight over the feeding bird stations. Survival is their immediate need.
I am declaring my blog as the March Squirrel and Bird month! Photographically speaking! Or poetically! Or.......
Updated: 6:14 PM GMT on March 26, 2015
By: Proserpina, 4:49 PM GMT on February 01, 2015
WINTER - FEBRUARY
Keep your faith in beautiful things, in the sunshine when it is hidden, in the spring when it is gone. -
Roy R. Gibson
"Loud are the thunder drums in the tents of the mountains.
Oh, long, long
Have we eaten chia seeds
and dried deer's flesh of the summer killing.
We are tired of our huts
and the smoky smell of our clothing.
We are sick with the desire for ...
Updated: 10:33 PM GMT on March 02, 2015
By: Proserpina, 7:34 PM GMT on December 27, 2014
Enheduanna (2285-2250 B.C.)
Enheduanna in cuneiform.
Recently I mentioned that I am following a set of lectures on “The Foundations of Western Civilization”. Something that the professor said in one of his lectures really interested me, it was about a woman named Enheduanna as possibly being the first known (by name) poet and author in human history. Wow a woman!
Enheduanna is the lady with the ruffled skirt
Updated: 3:56 AM GMT on January 27, 2015