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
March 25th marks the day in Middle-earth when the One Ring was destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. That’s why today we celebrate Tolkien Reading Day. The Tolkien Society has declared the 2021 Tolkien Reading Day theme to be “Hope and Courage”. Read something penned by Tolkien to mark the occasion. Here’s a funny… Continue reading Tolkien Reading Day 2021
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! March 2nd is the birthday of children’s book writer Theodor Geisel.
Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien! John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) excerpts from Kortirion among the Trees Seeing afar the icy shearsOf Winter, and his blue-tipped spears…… O! gentle timeWhen the late mornings are bejeweled with rime,And the blue shadows gather on the distant woods.The fairies know thy early crystal duskAnd… Continue reading Tolkien’s Birthday 2021
Famous poet Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849 on October 7th. Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)Portrait by Samuel S. Osgood, 1845 “Is all that we see or seemBut a dream within a dream?” ― Edgar Allan Poe, A Dream within a Dream poem