Fall, Leaves, Fall

There is no season that makes me think of Emily Brontë’s work more than autumn. Even though she has written poems that are quite joyful, I prefer the ones where she explores and contemplates deep and complex emotions. In this poem, she describes the change of seasons. Not with sadness, because the days are shortening … More Fall, Leaves, Fall

Floral Tribute

On Monday, the world bade HM The Queen farewell one last time. I may not be British but I do want to pay my respects to this iconic woman. An example of dignity and duty. A certainty in an uncertain world. Poet Laureate Simon Armitage wrote a poem in memory of her death. To me, … More Floral Tribute

To All My Friends

In times of celebration, we can witness true friendship. The warmth, the fun, the shared happiness. Bonded by memories past and memories still to be made. This poem by Hmong American writer May Lee-Yang is an ode to real friends. Those who stick by you through everything. The ride or dies. This one is for … More To All My Friends

A Passage from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

This week, my parents celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. In honour of that, I’m posting this excerpt from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernières. Not a poem, but still poetic. I haven’t read this novel yet, but after finding this passage, it is definitely on my list. History, romance, war: it has everything for … More A Passage from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin