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“…I wishThe sky would rain down roses, as they rainFrom off the shaken bush. Why will it not?” George Eliot is better known as a novelist, but here is a lovely poem, simply titled, “Roses.” Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: June 12, 2021, 9:19 am
Today, let’s take a look at Carl Sandburg’s poem, “Throw Roses.” It’s a tiny little poem, but o, what emotion: “The roses speak to the sea/ and the sea to the dead.” Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: June 11, 2021, 9:12 am
June 10, 1922 was Judy Garland’s birthday. Wise, sad, lonely, and living in an intense amount of public scrutiny, Judy Garland brought joy to millions of fans in her lifetime. “When you get to know a lot of people, you make a great discovery. You find that no one group has a monopoly on looks, … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: June 10, 2021, 9:06 am
For over twenty years, teachers of all ages and in all stages of their practice have gathered at The Frost Place in Franconia, NH to work with poet-educators in the historic Henry Holt Barn for a week. Last summer, the conference pivoted to an online format, and will be online again this year as well. … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: June 9, 2021, 9:04 pm
Walter de la Mare’s poem, “When the Rose is Faded” has been transformed into a beautiful choral piece. Please enjoy this rendition. Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: June 9, 2021, 9:00 am
Perhaps you do! #NHGives! If you are already a friend of The Frost Place, we appreciate you so much. If you are not yet part of our “family” and you’d like to be, please consider donating as part of NH Gives Day! We need your help. It’s that simple and that necessary. Learn more about … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: June 9, 2021, 5:00 am
On June 8, 1949, Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell was first published. Have you ever read a book that frustrated you so much you actually threw it across the room? And then stomped over to where it landed, picked it up, and commenced reading again? That was my experience as a high school senior while reading … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: June 8, 2021, 8:52 am
Today, we are back with Robert Frost, and we are considering his poem, “Asking for Roses.” The speaker is describing an abandoned house that is surrounded by old-fashioned roses, and he’d like to know to whom the roses belong. The woman he is walking with imparts a bit of curious wisdom to the speaker:  ‘I … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: June 7, 2021, 8:40 am
“You, of course, are a rose –But were always a rose.” Today, let’s take a quick look at Robert Frost’s poem, “The Rose Family.” It’s a fun little poem, one that pokes a bit of fun at plant families, but then gets a little sentimental at the end. There’s a pretty pink floribunda rose bush right … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: June 6, 2021, 8:30 am
June 5,1919, was Richard Scarry’s birthday. Richard Scarry’s over 100 books for children are a staple in most kids’ collections. He began his career in 1949 as an illustrator of books by other people, and he continued as an illustrator through 1955. Scarry then began writing, illustrating, and publishing his own books. Do you have … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: June 5, 2021, 9:17 am