Saturday, May 14

Gandhi

Gandhi

Wednesday, May 11

Harry Potter

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter

Saturday, May 7

precious stones

Precious Stones (by Christina Georgina Rossetti, 1830 – 1894)

An emerald is as green as grass,
A ruby red as blood,
A sapphire shines as blue as heaven,
But a flint lies in the mud.

A diamond is a brilliant stone
To catch the world's desire,
An opal holds a rainbow light,
But a flint holds fire.

precious stones

Thursday, May 5

butterfly

Butterflies (by Moritake, a 16th century Shinto priest)

Fallen petals rise
back to the branch—I watch:
oh ... butterflies!

butterfly, ElephantCube Jumble ABC
butterfly, ABC Fun Cards (large format)

Sunday, May 1

Wednesday, April 27

spring

Spring in New Hampshire (by Claude McKay, 1889 - 1948)

Too green the springing April grass,
Too blue the silver-speckled sky,
For me to linger here, alas,
While happy winds go laughing by,
Wasting the golden hours indoors,
Washing windows and scrubbing floors.

Too wonderful the April night,
Too faintly sweet the first May flowers,
The stars too gloriously bright,
For me to spend the evening hours,
When fields are fresh and streams are leaping,
Wearied, exhausted, dully sleeping.

spring poem