Saturday, April 30, 2016

Poetry Month

Yes. I know. It's a super long post today. But it's the end of April and I wanted to make sure to have a Poetry Month post for you all. There was also a poetry reading at the library :) Go mom!

One of the ladies who read, read an Eugene Fields poem,The Duel, reminded me of our favorite poem by him. And I also included a super short from Dorothy Parker :) At the very end there is a group video for your entertainment :))

The Rock-a-By Lady
by Eugene Field (1850-1895)

The Rock-a-By Lady from Hushaby street
       Comes stealing; comes creeping;
The poppies they hang from her head to her feet,
And each hath a dream that is tiny and fleet---
She bringeth her poppies to you, my sweet,
       When she findeth you sleeping!

There is one little dream of a beautiful drum---
       "Rub-a-dub!" it goeth;
There is one little dream of a big sugar-plum,
And lo! thick and fast the other dreams come
Of popguns that bang, and tin tops that hum,
       And a trumpet that bloweth!

And dollies peep out of those wee little dreams
       With laughter and singing;
And boats go a-floating on silvery streams,
And the stars peek-a-boo with their own misty gleams,
And up, up, and up, where the Mother Moon beams,
       The fairies go winging!

Would you dream all these dreams that are tiny and fleet?
       They 'll come to you sleeping;
So shut the two eyes that are weary, my sweet,
For the Rock-a-By Lady from Hushaby street,
With poppies that hang from her head to her feet,
       Comes stealing; comes creeping.

A Very Short Song
  by Dorothy Parker

Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that is very bad.

Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke;
And that, I think, is worse.


Mom reading about memories. Of which I'm 97 percent sure includes me :)

Backdrop:) Looking sweet :)

Mary, who reminded me that Eugene Fields is awesome:)

Jenny wondering What's Under the Kilts :)

Carole reads about writing a poem :)

John  reads and entertains during the break :)

So many wonderful writes and readers on Wednesday night. I was so proud of mom and everyone :)

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