“There are adventures of the spirit and one can travel in books and interest oneself in people and affairs. One need never be dull as long as one has friends to help, gardens to enjoy and books in the long winter evenings.” D. E. Stevenson, Listening Valley I read somewhere that the season of AutumnContinue reading “Autumn Plans & Winter Reads”
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Christmas Eve with Christina Rossetti
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, long ago. *** Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain; Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign. In theContinue reading “Christmas Eve with Christina Rossetti”
Year End With Christina
Last year I celebrated Christmas with Christina. Of all the poets, Christina Rossetti understands the inscrutability of the winter season. I thought it was fitting to end the year 2013, with her poetry. There is much speculation and curiosity surrounding the “secret.” My preference is to let Christina keep her secret hidden and let theContinue reading “Year End With Christina”
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