"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book

when there's a repair job to be done

around the house."

Joe Ryan

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Monday

it's getting cold, warm ourselves with poems!!!

listen to these words coming from the 19th century...
Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy:
Apples and quinces,
Lemons and oranges,
Plump unpecked cherries
-Melons and raspberries,
Bloom-down-cheeked peaches,
Swart-headed mulberries,
Wild free-born cranberries,
Crab-apples, dewberries,
Pine-apples, blackberries,
Apricots, strawberries--
All ripe together
Come with me and meet Christina Rossetti our Edwardian sister...
"For there is no friend like a sister,
In calm or stormy weather,
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands."

2 comments:

B.T.Bear Esq. said...

Mummy has a book ov winterry poems. Her favrit is by Robert Frost. Well ov course his wud be the best, being a Bob. But enyway, it's about stopping in the woods in the snow. She luvs it. I'll try to find it for her. She has been a bit down this week. She duzzent like the darker days.

Bob

Leslie Shelor said...

"Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening" was my grandmother's favorite poem. I do like the Rossettis.