July 17th, 2016
"Summer" is a lovely poem written by English poet, Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894). It reminds me of those endless summer days of childhood, when you take the time to observe every little flower, bird and spider. Below you can listen to a recording of Summer while reading along with the text… MP3 Recording of […]
May 13th, 2013
Here’s a little poem about clouds by Christina Rossetti. MP3 of the Poem "Clouds" Clouds by Christina Rossetti White sheep, white sheep, On a blue hill, When the wind stops You all stand still When the wind blows You walk away slow. White sheep, white sheep, Where do you go?
August 9th, 2011
Brown and furry Caterpillar in a hurry, Take your walk To the shady leaf, or stalk, Or what not, Which may be the chosen spot. No toad spy you, Hovering bird of prey pass by you; Spin and die, To live again A butterfly. -Christina Georgina Rossetti
December 24th, 2010
Come get into the spirit of the Christmas holiday! Listen to some carols below… Boar’s Head Carol – Sung by Ruth Golding – Lyrics Here I Heard the Bells by Henry W. Longfellow – Sung by Megan Kunkel – Lyrics Here Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber – Sung by DL Pead Sleep Holy Babe […]
October 10th, 2010
I’m posting this poem in the knowledge that teens and tweens like to get creeped out for Halloween! MP3 of the Sonnet After Death After Death by Christina Rossetti The curtains were half drawn, the floor was swept And strewn with rushes, rosemary and may Lay thick upon the bed on which I lay, Where […]
December 16th, 2006
Holly is used to decorate houses at Christmas time and is a symbol of the season. Like many symbols, its roots can be traced to older celebrations. Holly was used in the time of the Romans in the Saturnalia. This was a festival devoted to Saturn, the god of the harvest. It was a time […]
February 26th, 2006
A couple of days ago I talked about Pancake Day in England. Here’s another song about pancakes. This one’s by Christina Rossetti (1830 -1894)… Pancake Song Mix a pancake, Stir a pancake, Pop it in the pan; Fry the pancake, Toss the pancake, Catch it if you can. Happy Pancake Day! Lisa
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