January 25 is celebrated as Burns Night – on which people may be invited to A Burns Supper which will include toasts to the Lassies and Laddies, and to the Haggis, washed down with a small dram of whiskey as Burns’ life is celebrated. Burns as the national Bard of Scotland lived 25 January 1759Continue reading “37, 25, 14!”
You may have been wondering when I would turn to the prophetic voice of Amanda Gorman. The celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. which falls tomorrow here in the USA, is a perfect moment to move from one prophetic voice to another. Amanda became known to so many with her words andContinue reading “From the Rising of the Sun”
One of my joys in reading poetry is the sudden surprise of a few words strung together that just leap off the page and stir my imagination. I can take this single line and tuck it away in my mind and over days recall it and allow it to come to life. Philip Larkin deliversContinue reading ““Sparkling armada of promises””
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