Welcome! Wild Harbinger of Spring

by Bernard Barton Welcome! Wild harbinger of Spring, To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling Round thoughts which owe their birth To thee, and to the humble spot Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot. Yet not the Lily nor the Rose, Though fairer far they be, Can more delightful thoughts…

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The Squirrel

by Louis MacNeice The squirrel is happy, the squirrel is gay, Little Henry exclaimed to his brother, He has nothing to do or to think of but play, And to jump from one bough to another. But William was older and wiser and knew That all play and no work wouldn’t answer, So he asked…

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Winter Evenings

by Bernard Barton The summer is over, The autumn is passed, Dark clouds over us hover, Loud whistles the blast ; But clouds cannot darken, nor tempest destroy The soul’s sweetest sunshine, the heart’s purest joy. Our path is no bright one, From morning till eve ; Our task is no light one, Till day…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who found a splendid crabapple growing in his nursery and the anniversary of a society that celebrates the flower of the rainbow, We’ll learn about the “Grand Lady of Canadian Horticulture” and a Colorado State botanist who fought to protect the Columbine. Today’s Unearthed Words, we hear simple poems from…

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