Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) May 15th, 2021 marks the 135th anniversary of Dickinson’s death. Here is one of her poems about Death, personified: Because I could not stop for Death –He kindly stopped for me –The Carriage held but just Ourselves –And Immortality. We slowly drove – He knew no… Continue reading Emily Dickinson, Poet
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893) was a Russian composer. 1893 Oil on Canvas by Nikolai Dmitriyevich Kuznetsov Tchaikovsky composed the music for three, famous ballets: Swan Lake: first performed in 1877 The Sleeping Beauty: first performed in 1890 The Nutcracker: first performed in 1892 These are some of the most… Continue reading Happy Birthday Tchaikovsky
Happy Birthday Hans Christian Andersen! Hans Christian Andersen was an author born in Odense, Denmark on April 2, 1805. Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) He is well-known today for his memorable fairy tales. “The Little Mermaid” and “The Snow Queen,” two of my favorites, are among his most popular fictions.… Continue reading Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday
Happy Tell a Fairy Tale Day! The enduring appeal of fairy tales makes them as popular as ever. Les Contes de la Nuit, or Tales of the Night is a silhouette animation film directed by Michel Ocelot that came out in 2011. These silhouettes remind me of the style of Lotte Reiniger. There are six… Continue reading Tell A Fairy Tale Day
Happy Birthday to author Roald Dahl!! Roald Dahl (September 13, 1916 – November 23, 1990) was a British author, screenwriter, pilot, and poet. Today, his birthday, is dubbed “Roald Dahl Story Day”.