February is ‘getting started’ month, and I’ve often been told the easiest way to start an argument is to ask a group of friends about their personal preferences.
Jane Austen is best known for her novels, but she was also an accomplished poet. In this poem, she commemorates her friend Anne Lefroy who died on Jane’s own birthday.
Mummer’s plays have been performed throughout Britain since the mediaeval period with records dating back to the 13th Century. They spread through the English-speaking world and are performed around the main festivals of the year such as Christmas and Easter.
Carl Sandburg’s Theme in Yellow was first published in his collection ‘Chicago Poems’ under the title “Fogs and Fire” in 1916. It is written from the perspective of the pumpkin and what it experiences of Halloween.
John Keat’s poem To Autumn is one of the greatest ode’s for this season of harvest which also holds the promise of Spring even as it moves towards Winter.
Time, the greatest challenge of our lives and the greatest illusion. Why is it that time goes slowly when we don’t want to be where we are, and fast when joy and happiness are spread around us?