Monthly Archives: March 2006

American Life in Poetry

American Life in Poetry: Column 017 BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE     Nearly all of us spend too much of our lives thinking about what has happened, or worrying about what’s coming next. Very little can be done … Continue reading

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Posted in Faith, Inspiration | 15 Comments

Old Winter Stumbles

Wednesday, March 22, 2006     Exiting the valley,  Old Winter stumbled, falling backward onto the  hills, fields, and village – dumping more snow and slinging more cold. Given a hand by young Spring, he struggled to stand, shaking more snow  on … Continue reading

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Posted in Into My Own | 10 Comments

Songs of 1939

      Favorite Songs Of 1939 http://www.mediahistory.umn.edu/songfile.html    1. Over the Rainbow Lyrics: E. Y. Harburg Music: Harold Arlen Introduced in the 1939 musical film: Wizard of Oz Academy Award Winner 1939 2. South of the Border Michael Carr … Continue reading

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Walk Along Prattle

Thursday, March 23, 2006   The morning sun petal presses the hilltops with tender light and finger brushes high trees with warming strokes before it shines on the valley. When it tops the eastern mountains, long shadows form, stretching westward over the fields to the treeline by … Continue reading

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Spring Parade

 The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. Henry Van Dyke (1852–1933)            In Spring’s parade trots Winter, on an aging, plodding … Continue reading

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Posted in Into My Own | 6 Comments

Let’s Go Fly A Kite

    A Kite author unknown   I often sit and wish that I Could be a kite up in the sky,And ride upon the wind and go Whichever way I chanced to blow.    “Don’t be afraid of opposition. … Continue reading

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Favorite Songs Of 1938

Picasso, 1938 – Picasso’s Daughter with a Doll   Most Popular Songs of 1938  http://www.mediahistory.umn.edu/songfile.html   1. I’ve Got A Pocket Full of Dreams  Lyrics: Johnny Burke Music: James V. Monaco Introduced by Bing Crosby in Paramount film: Sing You Sinners   … Continue reading

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A Bit Of The Irish

    When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.Samuel Lover   Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were … Continue reading

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A Bit Of The Irish

    This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.Sigmund Freud (about the Irish)   When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but … Continue reading

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Walk Along Prattle

Sunday, March 12, 2006   March sounds season the back road with a spicey spring symphony. Delectable, tuneful treats sweeten the sound buds of the ears. Spring waits in the distance, arms folded, impatiently tapping her foot, indignant that the concert starts without her.    Chirping … Continue reading

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Posted in Word Rambles - Just Talking | 8 Comments