What heart heard of, ghost guessed

    Here is one of my all-time favorite poems, by Gerard Manley Hopkins:   Spring and Fall to a young child   Márgarét, áre you gríeving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leáves like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? Ah! ás the heart grows older It will come toContinue reading “What heart heard of, ghost guessed”

Jack O’Lantern

Here is some interesting Halloween lore: “Perhaps the most famous icon of the holiday is the jack-o-lantern.  Various authorities attribute it to either Scottish or Irish origin.  However, it seems clear that it was used as a lantern by people who traveled the road this night, the scary face to frighten away spirits or faeries who might otherwiseContinue reading “Jack O’Lantern”

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