Good morning! Hopefully, you managed to extract yourself from bed at a reasonable time for a Monday. It was today in 1784 that the poet Phillis Wheatley died. Though she came to North America as an enslaved person, Phillis was well-educated and wrote some extraordinary poetry. Today, I wanted to share her poem “An HymnContinue reading “Advent 2022: Day 5”
Good morning! There will be no commentary today out of respect for Good Friday. Instead, here is a selection from the 1774 \”Good Friday, a poem.\” You can find the full epic here. Today\’s Kindness Challenge is: It\’s also Children\’s Book Day! Donate children\’s books or money to a literacy program. Have a wonderfulContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 39”
Good morning! The poet John Milton was born on this day in 1608. Mostly known for his epic work, Paradise Lost, Milton was a prolific poet thought to have begun his canon of work as young as age 15. A standout work from Milton is titled \”On the Morning of Christ\’s Nativity\” (you canContinue reading “Advent 2020: Day 9”
Good morning! It\’s Hump Day and a week until Christmas. The years go by so quickly now that it seems to defy reason. Remember when we were children and kept thinking that Christmas (or our birthdays) would never come? The following comes from The Book of Christmas Hymns published in 1868. The first line \”Almighty FramerContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2019: Day 18”
Good morning and Happy Hump Day! Hope you all are staying warm and looking forward to the weekend. We\’re getting closer! December 4th is National Wear Brown Shoes Day and Santa\’s List Day. Maybe you can wear brown shoes and contemplate whether you might be on the \”Naughty\” or \”Nice\” list? Today, enjoy the treatContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2019: Day 4”
Good morning! It is Friday, the most wonderful day of the work week. Although \”5 Things\” is on hiatus until 2019 (that sounds so far away and yet so close!), I hope you\’ll find some amusement in something from a very old book. Today\’s poem comes from a book called Maria\’s Christmas Annual: Being SomeContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2018: Day 7”
Good Morning! Alas, we must wait five more days until the weekend but let\’s start the day off with a nice little piece of poetry. The poem was found in The Christmas Box edited by Thomas Croften Croker. Happy thoughts!
Twas the Night before Christmas by: Clement Clarke Moore Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds,Continue reading “Advent calendar 2015: Day 24”