Milestones: Happy Birthday Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Barrett Browning I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bringContinue reading “Milestones: Happy Birthday Elizabeth Barrett Browning”

Shetland with T.S. Eliot

April is National Poetry Month! I am celebrating by looking back at photo memories and connecting them to poems that have enlightened my journey. T.S. Eliot’s poem, Wait Without Hope, came to me when I faced a transition and choices. The idea of waiting, listening, reflecting is very much the essence of this poem. “Faith,Continue reading “Shetland with T.S. Eliot”

The Song of the Mischievous Dog

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”  Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Those who follow LadyBudd, know that I have been away a few weeks on an adventure with my family.  MyContinue reading “The Song of the Mischievous Dog”

A Poet’s Story John Masefield

Story-telling is the signature of humanity.  And the very best stories of all come from our poets.  John Edward Masefield was a consummate story-teller.  Born in Ledbury in Herefordshire, England on June 1, 1878, he lost his parents at an early age and endured an unhappy education at the King’s School in Warwick. He escapedContinue reading “A Poet’s Story John Masefield”

Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart

Goodreads | Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. Christopher reminded me that poetry transcends generational and cultural differences by speaking to the human condition.  Emotional insight, radical thoughts and shared joy or sorrow come from a few words that have been purposely brought together by a poet’sContinue reading “Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart”