When I am dead

Gorgeous video of one of my favorite poems by Christina Rossetti – arranged by Bear McCreary. When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget. I shall not see the shadows, I shall not feel the rain; I shall not hear the nightingale Sing on, as if in pain: And dreaming through the twilight That doth not rise nor set, Haply I may remember, And … Continue reading When I am dead

Nunc Cognosco Ex Parte 8

Here is my eighth post of links to what I’ve found intriguing, compelling or convicting lately.  Perhaps you’ll find something of interest in what I’ve been reading online and in print! I absolutely love these photographs taken by Elena Shumilova, a Russian mom, of her children and their animals.  Her kids are cute, and her work with the ambient light in several different settings is really stunning! This looks fun!  All you need is a good heavy snow for this colorful construction project. The Daughter and I both love Jane Austen.  She prefers Pride and Prejudice, and Emma.  I’m partial … Continue reading Nunc Cognosco Ex Parte 8

Blogging the New Year (to Death…)

After reading the plethora of 2012 Observations, Cogitations and Regurgitations, and New Year  Resolutions, Counter Resolutions,  Affirmations and Reservations, I find the following poem refreshing: The Year by Ella Wheeler Wilcox  What can be said in New Year rhymes, That’s not been said a thousand times?  The new years come, the old years go, We know we dream, we dream we know.  We rise up laughing with the light, We lie down weeping with the night.  We hug the world until it stings, We curse it then and sigh for wings.  We live, we love, we woo, we wed, We wreathe … Continue reading Blogging the New Year (to Death…)