August 8th, 2012
The poem "In August" was written by Babette Deutsch. Here you can listen to it while reading along with the poem. MP3 Recording of In August In August HEAT urges secret odors from the grass. Blunting the edge of silence, crickets shrill. Wings veer: inane needles of light, and pass. Laced pools: the warm wood-shadows […]
July 30th, 2012
Here’s the poem "Smells" by Christopher Morley with an mp3 recording. MP3 of Smells SMELLS Why is it that the poets tell So little of the sense of smell? These are the odors I love well: The smell of coffee freshly ground; Or rich plum pudding, holly crowned; Or onions fried and deeply browned. The […]
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A Mama Lisa Book
Over 50 songs and rhymes, in French with translations into English. You'll find well-known songs like Frère Jacques, Alouette, and Au claire de la lune, alongside many you may never have heard of. At the end of each item in this book, there's a web address to an online version of the song or rhyme. There we are often able to include sheet music, recordings and videos of performances. We hope this book will help foster a love of French songs and culture all over the world! Order Here!
Over 80 songs and rhymes, in Spanish with translations into English. Help keep Mama Lisa's World online! Order Here!