Pitchfork upturns clods of earth and worms
surprised by this rude early spring awakening.
Nights are still too cold for planting,
but we turn the soil in anticipation.
I still have faith in the seasons.
Dinah Fried cooks and photographs meals from beloved books — Moby-Dick (above), Little Women, The Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, and more
Nevertheless, this weekend will be spent in the garden. I find turning the soil and raking it smooth and even to be very relaxing. One of my sons will be home for Easter and he told me he wants to work in the vegetable garden, as…
Emblematic image of a Rosicrucian College; illustration from Speculum sophicum Rhodo-stauroticum, a 1618 work by Theophilus Schweighardt. Frances Yates identifies this as the “Invisible College of the Rosy Cross”
There is a little history lesson in this post, but the history is what leads me to think that the time is right for a new “Invisible College.”
The original Invisible College was the…
Listening for woodcock mating songs at sunset.
Twittering wing sounds and chirping on descent.
Soft wing flap landing and then vanishing
in camouflage of April grass and leaf.
Listen! Buzzy, electronic peent calls from nowhere.
The first warm buds that break their covers,
The first young twigs that burst in green,
The first blade that the sun discovers,
Starting the loosened earth between…"
by Edith Wharton
There is time lost and lost time.
Today time went somewhere on its own
and left me floating alone in space.
It felt wonderful in the sunlight but,
night’s forest reminds me I am lost.
Bruno Catalano’s statue of Van Gogh in Saint-Paul de Vence, France
"Some Days" a poem by Billy Collins animated and read by the poet
Irish poet and Nobel Prize-winner Seamus Heaney (born April 13, 1939) enjoys both critical acclaim and widespread popularity. By 2008, two-thirds of poetry books sold in the UK were by Heaney.
I almost like pencil tests better than the final versions
1) The Little Mermaid pencil test by Glen Keane via diehard-disney
2) Tangled pencil test by Glen Keane via diehard-disney
3) Aladdin pencil test via diehard-disney
4) Sleeping Beauty pencil test by Marc Davis via diehard-disney
5) 101 Dalmatians pencil test via diehard-disney
7) Peter Pan pencil test by Milt Kahl via diehard-disney
8) The Jungle Book pencil test via diehard-disney
9) The Rescuers pencil test by Ollie Johnston via diehard-disney
10) Alice in Wonderland pencil test by Milt Kahl via diehard-disney