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    June 13,1865 was William Butler Yeats’ birthday. There are so many poems to love and linger with that Yeats gave to the world. One of my favorites is “Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven.” How can we not feel this poem? It ends with the speaker almost begging: But I, being poor, have only […]
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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 →
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    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 →
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    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, […]
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    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. […]

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