Friday, April 29, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Holy week…Easter morning will be a time of singing and celebration, but the earlier part of the week is a time of great darkness. Last night, I attended the Maundy Thursday service at my church. When the congregation arrived, the sanctuary was dark and quiet, with the majority of light being provided by a few candles. Different pastors read scripture about the night Christ was betrayed. After each pastor read, he blew out a candle, and the sanctuary became darker and still darker. Finally, after the last pastor read, the sanctuary was totally dark, and the congregation left in silence.
I went looking for an Easter poem this morning. I found this one, by Edmund Spenser, an English poet best known for "The Faerie Queen."He wrote this about five hundred years ago, but it seems like a great poem/prayer for Easter weekend…
Most glorious Lord of Lyfe! that, on this day,
Didst make Thy triumph over death and sin;
And, having harrowd hell, didst bring away
Captivity, thence captive, us to win:
This joyous day, deare Lord, with joy begin;
And grant that we, for whom, thou diddest dye,
Being with Thy dear blood clene washt from sin,
May live forever in this felicity
And that Thy love we weighing worthily
May likewise love Thee for the same againe
And for Thy sake, that all lyke deare didst buy,
With love may one another entertayne!
So let us love, deare Love, lyke as we ought,
Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.
Poetry Friday is at The Book Aunt (and I do so love the name of her blog!)
Happy Easter! Or Passover! Or Spring! Or all three!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Stakes a claim
On a corner
Of the eight-foot window
In our living room.
Tightly placed spokes.
Dancing gown threads,
Would not tolerate
Such slovenly housekeeping.
She would get a broom
And knock down
This errant squatter’s palace.
I do not.
I am waiting for Charlotte
To leave a message.
published in All That Matters: What We Value in School and Beyond.
edited by Linda Rief and Maureen Barbieri
Sunday, April 3, 2011
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
2. Deep in the Deser0 Rhonda Donaldt
3. Meet the Planets- John McGranaphan
4. The Glaciers Are Melting- Donna Love
5. Big Cat, Little Kitty- Scotti Cohn
6. Pecan Pie Baby- Jacqueline Woodson
7. Me And You- Anthony Browne
8. Goal- Mina Javaherbin
9. Art and Max- David Wiesner
10. The Back of the Bus- Aaron Reynolds
11.Big Red Lollipop- Rukhsana Khan
12. Boo Hoo Moo- Margie Palatini
13. I Broke My Trunk- Mo Willems
14. The Really Groovy Story of the Tortoise and the Hare- Kristyn Crow
15. Paul Bunyan Vs. Hals Halson: The Giant Lumberjack Challenge
16. Doodleday- Ross Collins
17. Fairly Fairy Tales- Esme Raji Codell
18. A Kiss Goodbye- Audrey Penn
19. Chester Racoon and the Big Bad Bully- Audrey Penn
20. I’d Choose You- John T. Trent
BEGINNING CHAPTER BOOKS AND NOVELS
- 21. The Buddy Files- Book 1- The Case of the Lost Boy- Dori Hillestad Butler
- 22. The Buddy Files- Book 2- The Case of the Mixed Up Mutts
- 23. The Buddy Files- Book 3- The Case of the Missing Family
- 24. Clementine and the Family Meeting- Sara Pennypacker
- 25. Bless This Mouse- Lois Lowry
- 26. Junonia- Kevin Henkes
- 27. Pearl Verses the World- Sally Murphy
29. Mission Unpopular (YA)- Anna Humphrey
30. The Box Children- Sharon Wyse
31. I am on the last 50 pages of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks