Saturday, December 10, 2016

Happy Birthday, Emily

It is amazing that a lady from Amherst, Massachusetts who had a great liking for baking, wearing white,celebrating the Sabbath in her own way and writing poems late into the night is still remembered almost two centuries later. Those poems. They range from meditations on bees and clovers to secret longings from the heart.

If you never read any of poems, you can go online now and find her poems. They are worth your time. They are beautiful, poignant and haunting.

This is a picture of a book of Emily's poetry that is well loved by me. This version is great because it is unedited and all her wonderful dashes are left as she originally wrote it.

This gem is one of my friend, Robert, for my birthday. It is a book of all some of her poetry writings on pieces of paper. Different versions and with cross out too. I'd your an Emily fan, it is a great nook. It makes her more real to me if that makes sense.

If you know someone who loves her, this is a great gift.

I took pictures of two of my many favorites of Emily.

Wild Nights, Wild Nights

All the letters I can write

She didn't really title her poems. The first lines are used as titles. I have many poems I like by Emily. When I reread her poetry book, there are new ones I discover all the time. Here are a few more. You can click on the link for two of the poems to read .

You cannot put a fire out

Come slowly – Eden!
Lips unused to Thee –
Bashful – sip thy Jessamines –
As the fainting Bee –

Reaching late his flower,
Round her chamber hums –
Counts his nectars –
Enters – and is lost in Balms.

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie—
True Poems flee—

What I can do—I will—
Though it be little as a Daffodil—
That I cannot—must be
Unknown to possibility—

I taste a liquor never brewed

I know some of you have your favorite Emily Dickinson's poems. Please do share in the comments. I hope you all enjoyed this Birthday post to Emily.

Thank you Emily for all the wondrous poetry that you have left us centuries later. I always find solace, hope and beauty in your words.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's December!

Happy December, my friends. We are down to the final stretch of 2016. I have not been active on here as much as I wanted to. Jake is in kindergarten now. Getting use to the rhythms of a new school and homework with him. School seems a lot more intense since I went. My husband is still in college. It falls down to Mom to keep everything running smooth and ship shape.

It's December finally. Time for Christmas, Winter Solstice, New Year's and Eggnog. I adore Eggnog. I wish someone had a 365 day a year Eggnog place. I surely be there. Eggnog in Spring, Summer and Fall!! It's all good to me. Have you ever tried to make Eggnog? I've seen recipes for it; I have decided one year I'll make it when I have an afternoon to myself. Have anyone of you made homemade Eggnog? Please let me know.

I have a not so secret love for Romance Regency books. One of my old friends use to make fun of me for reading them. I love them. I especially love the Christmas and Valentine's Day theme books. I have a penchant for sweet, old fashioned love stories. This book I got years ago at a half price bookstore. I have been recently been looking on Amazon and eBay to repurchase old Regency books again. They warm my romantic heart. I'll share of couple of these books with all of you. Also, my love of Betty Neels. That's a whole another post.

Have a wonderful Thursday, my friends. Start on your Christmas decorations and shopping. Get it done early, so you can enjoy the holiday season.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Shine On!

When I was a girl, one of the earliest ways my intuition came up is I was able to feel who is good or bad. Those who felt bad to me I did my best to stay away from.

As I grew up, things got more complex. There are shades of grey in all of us. I couldn't say this person was completely good or this one is completely bad.

Now, I weigh things. I give people time to paraphrase Maya Angelou, let them reveal themselves to me. People always do eventually. When you see all of them, it's up to you decide whether they are a yes or no in your life.

The Full Moon lights up the night sky. This particular Full Moon is going to be one of the brightest this year. Like the Full Moon, we have to see what is illuminated.

This election has been one of the nastiest I have ever seen. I have never cared for our soon to be President going back years ago. People are saying racism,sexism,homophobia is on the rise now. It has always been there. Only now it's instaneous on twitter feed, Pinterest, You tube comments, etc.

Let people's words and actions illuminate for you whether certain people should be in your life or not.

Like the Moon light, let it shine down in the dark for you. Let it light the way home to your heart. Protect your heart and spirit. Be vigilant. Have Faith that somehow it will all work out. Bad things, people, actions flourish when people become bitter, hopeless and give up.

There is always bright days ahead. You can feel defeated, eventually you have to rise up. Like that beautiful Moon that goes from New to Full to Waning back to New. So do we go in cycles.

Have a wonderful Full Moon. Stay safe and shine on!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day

This is the day,here in America,we all have been waiting for. I'm not here to tell you who to vote for.You vote with what genuinely feels right to you. Please remember that people have marched and died so you can vote. Do your part. VOTE!!