May

By: Proserpina, 6:30 PM GMT op 01 mei 2015

MAY



May Day

by American poet Sara Teasdale (1884 – 1933)

A delicate fabric of bird song
Floats in the air,
The smell of wet wild earth
Is everywhere.
Red small leaves of the maple
Are clenched like a hand,
Like girls at their first communion
The pear trees stand.
Oh I must pass nothing by
Without loving it much,
The raindrop try with my lips,
The grass with my tou...

Updated: 10:54 PM GMT op 16 mei 2015

April

By: Proserpina, 2:08 PM GMT op 01 april 2015

"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
- William Shakespeare



The Spring, 1630

"Now that the winter's gone, the earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes, and now no more the frost
Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;
But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth
To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree

Updated: 6:15 PM GMT op 22 april 2015

Please see #61! March, a confused month!

By: Proserpina, 3:27 PM GMT op 07 maart 2015

MARCH



March has come in like a lion but will it go out like a lamb? So far March has brought us snow and more snow, cold winds, and ice. The little critters who live in my yard and surrounding areas are hungry and cold. Many come to my deck for food and fight over the feeding bird stations. Survival is their immediate need.

I am declaring my blog as the March Squirrel and Bird month! Photographically speaking! Or poetically! Or.......

Updated: 6:14 PM GMT op 26 maart 2015

February

By: Proserpina, 4:49 PM GMT op 01 februari 2015

WINTER - FEBRUARY

Keep your faith in beautiful things, in the sunshine when it is hidden, in the spring when it is gone. -
Roy R. Gibson



Winter Song

"Loud are the thunder drums in the tents of the mountains.
Oh, long, long
Have we eaten chia seeds
and dried deer's flesh of the summer killing.
We are tired of our huts
and the smoky smell of our clothing.
We are sick with the desire for ...

Updated: 10:33 PM GMT op 02 maart 2015

Recorded First Example of Literature

By: Proserpina, 7:34 PM GMT op 27 december 2014

Enheduanna (2285-2250 B.C.)


Enheduanna in cuneiform.

Recently I mentioned that I am following a set of lectures on “The Foundations of Western Civilization”. Something that the professor said in one of his lectures really interested me, it was about a woman named Enheduanna as possibly being the first known (by name) poet and author in human history. Wow a woman!


Enheduanna is the lady with the ruffled skirt

Updated: 3:56 AM GMT op 27 januari 2015

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