Happy Birthday Robert Frost

In one of the most memorable images from John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, poet Robert Frost at the age of  86, was unable to read a poem written for the occasion, “For John F. Kennedy, His Inauguration” because of glare.  Instead, he recited “The Gift Outright” from memory.   On this…

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Words of Spring

These serene words of spring are by Robert Browning  from his “Pippa Passes” ~ The Year’s at the Spring The year’s at the spring, And day’s at the morn; Morning’s at seven; The hill-side’s dew-pearled; The lark’s on the wing; The snail’s on the thorn; God’s in his Heaven— All’s…

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Edgar Allen Poe ~ Born in Boston ~ Lowell Connection

 Edgar Allen Poe  Lowell, Massachusetts, late May to early June 1849 Daguerreotype On this day – January 19, 1809 –  American short-story writer, poet, critic and editor Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe poularized the short-story and his tales of mystery and horror gave birth to the modern detective story. Among…

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