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The Fisherman

April 30th, 2020 — 7:44am

Poem of the Day number thirty-six: The Fisherman, by Abbie Farwell Brown

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April 29th, 2020 — 8:26am

Poem of the Day number thirty-five: If, by Anonymous

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April 28th, 2020 — 7:49am

Poem of the Day number thirty-four: Swimming, by Clinton Scollard

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Ducks’ Ditty

April 27th, 2020 — 8:26am

Poem of the Day number thirty-three: Ducks’ Ditty, by Kenneth Grahame

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A Sea-Song from the Shore

April 26th, 2020 — 7:45am

Poem of the Day number thirty-two: A Sea-Song from the Shore, by James Whitcomb Riley

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Minnie and Winnie

April 25th, 2020 — 8:57am

Poem of the Day number thirty-one: Minnie and Winnie, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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An Unsuspected Fact

April 24th, 2020 — 8:13am

Poem of the Day number thirty: An Unsuspected Fact, by Edward Cannon

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The Fairies

April 23rd, 2020 — 9:54am

Poem of the Day number twenty-nine: The Fairies, by William Allingham

Strangely, I had the opening lines of this poem running round and round my brain a few days ago but I hadn’t looked ahead in my book!

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The Little Elf

April 22nd, 2020 — 7:45am

Poem of the Day number twenty-eight: The Little Elf, by John Kendrick Bangs

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The Elf and the Dormouse

April 21st, 2020 — 8:59am

Poem of the Day number twenty-seven: The Elf and the Dormouse, by Oliver Herford

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The Dinkey-Bird

April 20th, 2020 — 9:27am

Poem of the Day number twenty-six: The Dinkey-Bird, by Eugene Field. I’ve never met a Eugene Field poem I didn’t like! :)

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Judging by Appearances

April 19th, 2020 — 9:02am

Poem of the Day number twenty-five: Judging by Appearances, by Emilie Poulsson

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Mr. Moon

April 18th, 2020 — 9:20am

Poem of the Day number twenty-four: Mr. Moon, by Bliss Carman

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The Long Winter

April 17th, 2020 — 1:56pm

My beloved Cousin Chloe recorded The Long Winter for us! It’s the perfect story for this shelter-in-place Covid-19 lockdown.

Find it here, either streaming or as a podcast feed:

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The Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky

April 17th, 2020 — 10:33am

Poem of the Day number twenty-three: The Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky, by Vachel Lindsay

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The Duel

April 16th, 2020 — 10:38am

Poem of the Day number twenty-two: The Duel, by Eugene Field.

I love this one! In case you don’t know, gingham and calico are types of fabric that you might make soft toys from. Gingham looks like a typical checkered picnic cloth, and calico is usually flowered. :)

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Tomorrow’s the Fair

April 15th, 2020 — 8:21am

Poem of the Day number twenty-one: Tomorrow’s the Fair, by Anonymous.

I guess gingerbread nuts were the fair-treat before deep-fried everything was invented! :)

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The Cow

April 14th, 2020 — 9:30am

Poem of the Day number twenty: The Cow by Robert Louis Stevenson. I love this one so much!

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Only One Mother

April 13th, 2020 — 9:31am

Poem of the Day number nineteen: Only One Mother, by George Cooper

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April 12th, 2020 — 8:56am

Poem of the Day number eighteen: Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll. One of my all-time favorite poems! Stay safe, wash your hands, and stay six feet away from any Jabberwocks you might meet in the tulgey wood!

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