The Month for Poetry

Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote And bathed every veyne in swich licour…. Than longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,  Geoffrey Chaucer, Prologue to the Canterbury Tales It all started in 1995 when the Academy of American Poets brought together a group of publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary organizations, poetsContinue reading “The Month for Poetry”

Happy Birthday Edna St. Vincent Millay

“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.” Edna St. Vincent Millay Today, in 1892, Edna St. Vincent Millay rushed into this world.  Born in Rockland, Maine, her parents were Cora Lounella, a nurse,Continue reading “Happy Birthday Edna St. Vincent Millay”

Happy Valentine’s Day

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.  I miss you like hell.” Edna St. Vincent Millay Edna St. Vincent Millay always gives us a different perspective.   After all, Valentine’s Day should carry a little surprise.Continue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day”

Edna St. Vincent Millay

“My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends – it gives a lovely light!” Edna St. Vincent Millay Several years ago, I placed poetry on the top of my reading list.  I wanted to experience the phrasing and dynamics beyond the words onContinue reading “Edna St. Vincent Millay”