Golden-Rod

By Thursday, October 15, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Goldenrod is one of my favorite flowers. It is always a pleasure to discover that one of Lucy Larcom's favorite things is my own as well. I look forward to seeing the goldenrod bloom every year. We don't have much of an Autumn in Florida, but we do get a beautiful display of goldenrod in the ...

Nature’s Easter-Music

By Sunday, April 5, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

by Lucy Larcom, The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom (1884)   THE flowers from the earth have arisen, They are singing their Easter-song; Up the valleys and over hillsides They come, an unnumbered throng. Oh, listen! The wild-flowers are singing Their beautiful songs without words! They are pouring the soul of their music Through the voices of happy birds. Every flower to a bird has confided The ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Thursday, November 27, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 1

Two Festivals By Lucy Larcom Written for the Boston Traveller, Christmas, 1881. Published in The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom.   Thanksgiving stirs her ruddy fire; The glow illuminates November: She sees new glimmerings of desire Flash up from every fading ember. The corn is stored, and heaped the board; The matron Day, her comforts summing, Hears, through her best, a better word, – The merry shout ...

Happy Easter!

By Sunday, April 20, 2014 1 Permalink 0

EASTER'S DAWN by Lucy Larcom, The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom   Breaks the joyful Easter dawn, Clearer yet, and stronger; Winter from the world has gone, Death shall be no longer! Far away good angels drive Night and sin and sadness; Earth awakes in smiles, alive, With her dear Lord's gladness. Roused by Him from dreary hours, Under snow-drifts chilly, In His hand He brings the flowers, Brings the ...

On this day… April 17, 1893

By Thursday, April 17, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

MassMoments reminds us that writer Lucy Larcom – my first cousin five times removed – died on this day April 17, 1893. ...in 1893, Lucy Larcom died. A popular poet during her lifetime, she would be forgotten today except for a work of prose that she wrote in 1889. Her autobiography, A New England Girlhood, tells the story of her ...