OTR Celebrates Poetry with John Masefield

Every morning, when I open my e-mails I look for a message from my sister, Sarah, for I know that there will be a poem attached to her cheerful “good morning.” Sarah and I share a belief that our lives are enhanced by poetry. There is an intensity and expression of feelings that comes throughContinue reading “OTR Celebrates Poetry with John Masefield”

I Must Go Down to the Seas Again

Poetry gives substance to our experiences, as if to help us understand the import of a specific time and place.  Words assimilate with emotional responses to produce memories that can be recalled with a vibrant clarity.   Listening to poetry we relive the moment again. My son and I walked along the sandy beaches of Wells-next-the-Sea. Continue reading “I Must Go Down to the Seas Again”

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”