National Poetry Month 2020

Today is the last day of National Poetry Month, and I hope you’ve spent some time reading poetry during this unusually stressful month. I have been dipping into several authors including: Malcolm Guite, Jeanne Murray Walker, Edward Clarke, George Herbert, and Luci Shaw. I have also been reading the book of Isaiah, taking more noticeContinue reading “National Poetry Month 2020”

Declare to (the) Next Generation

  Well, I said a few weeks back that I would take some time to explain the name of my blog. When I started my blog, I had in mind writing about homeschooling and sharing news in education (mostly in reading and writing). I wanted to share and review any books that I consider worthwhile,Continue reading “Declare to (the) Next Generation”

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, so it’s a good time to, not only read some poetry, but to discover some new poets and explore different types of poetry. I have to admit, that my reading has not included reading poetry as much as it should, though when I think about it, I have enjoyed poetryContinue reading “April is National Poetry Month”

A Blessing for the New Baby by Luci Shaw

Lightly as a falling star, immense, may you drop into the body of the pure young girl like a seed into its furrow, entering your narrow home under the shadow of Gabriel’s feathers. May your flesh shape itself within her, swelling her with shame and glory. May her belly grow round as a small planet,Continue reading “A Blessing for the New Baby by Luci Shaw”

Happy Birthday, Luci Shaw!

Today is the poet, Luci Shaw’s 83rd birthday. Ms.Shaw was born in London on 12/29/1928. She is the author of ten volumes of poetry and a charter member of the Chrysostom Society of Writers. Ms. Shaw became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1995. She graduated with high honors from Wheaton College in 1953. She hasContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Luci Shaw!”

Mary’s Song by Luci Shaw

Mary’s Song Blue homespun and the bend of my breast keep warm this small hot naked star fallen to my arms. (Rest . . . you who have had so far to come.) Now nearness satisfies the body of God sweetly. Quiet he lies whose vigor hurled a universe. He sleeps whose eyelids have notContinue reading “Mary’s Song by Luci Shaw”