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“Hide not your Talents, they for Use were made. What’s a Sun-Dial in the shade!” – Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1750 Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 17, 2021, 7:17 am
Courtesy Post: The Worcester County Poetry Society will host a Zoom reading and tribute to Pat Fargnoli, former NH Poet Laureate (2006-09). Sunday, January 24, 3pm (EST). Register for the event here. Seating is already filling up, so please register as soon as possible. Patricia Fargnoli, the New Hampshire Poet Laureate from 2006-2009, is the … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 16, 2021, 6:56 am
Courtesy Post: Join Maine poet Dawn Potter, director of the Conference on Poetry and Teaching, for a Poetry Society of New Hampshire Zoom event! On Tuesday, January 19, 7 p.m., Dawn will be leading a discussion on the topic of “Inventing Character in Poetry,” focusing specifically on first-person inventions–possibly the most difficult and complex because … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 15, 2021, 12:41 pm
Two million gallons of molasses flooded Boston, Massachusetts in the Great Molasses Flood when a storage tank burst, drowning twenty-one people and injuring another one-hundred-fifty on January 15, 1919. I’ve often heard the phrase, “slow as molasses flowing uphill in January”—I wonder if it is somehow tragically connected with the Great Molasses Flood? Mostly, we … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 15, 2021, 6:41 am
The time has come,’ the Walrus said,       To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —       Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot —       And whether pigs have wings. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson died on January 14, 1898 (his birthday was January … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 14, 2021, 6:10 am
The “Mickey Mouse” comic strip 1st appears on January 13, 1930. Who’s the leader of the club That’s made for you and me M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there You’re as welcome as can be M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E For generations, Mickey Mouse and The Mickey Mouse Club have been staples in children’s experience, all … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 13, 2021, 7:37 am
January is National Hot Tea Month The Tea Council of the USA, founded in 1950, celebrates National Hot Tea Month every January. But, have you ever really wondered where tea came from, and whatever made someone put leaves in hot water and then drink it? Legend tells us that in 2737 BCE, a Chinese emperor … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 12, 2021, 7:02 am
Born on January 11, 1885, Alice Paul was the main leader and strategist of the 1910s campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Paul also spent about fifty years as the leader of the National Woman’s Party, which fought for her Equal Rights Amendment to secure constitutional equality for women. Interestingly, this Amendment … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 11, 2021, 7:22 am
On January 10, 1845, poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin corresponding. Two poets that most of us become familiar with in high school are Elizabeth Barrett (Browning) and Robert Browning. It’s hard to imagine them as deeply in love as they were, if one only gets to know them through their much-anthologized poems. Take, … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 10, 2021, 7:40 am
On January 9, 1431, the judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc began in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government. Because I’m a curious sort, and I’ve long admired what history has told us about Joan of Arc, I was wondering whether there were a lot of poems written about … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 9, 2021, 7:41 am