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Just as April showers bring May flowers, our April zooming led to May blooming. We examined poems about flowers.

Nazim Hikmet (1902-1963) – bio

Things I Didn’t Know I Loved

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) – bio

The Blue-Flag in the Bog

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) – bio

Song of the Flower

King James Bible

Song of Solomon, Chapter 2
Other translations

Jane Kenyon (1947-1995) – bio

February: Thinking of Flowers

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) – bio

Sunflower Sutra – print and audio

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) – bio

The Daffodils (aka I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud)
and don’t forget the Wordsworth Rap

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) – bio

The Reaper and the Flowers

William Carlos Williams (1881-1963) – bio

Asphodel, That Greeny Flower

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On Sunday, October 21, we indulged in high tea at Karen’s house and read the following poems:

Wislawa Szymborska (1923- ) Nobel prize winner, 1996 –  bio

The Railroad Station

Anne Sexton (1928-1974) – bio

Just Once

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) – bio

The Last Invocation

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) – bio

A Supermarket in California

Morning

Ogden Nash (1902-1971) – bio

Song the Open Road – a parody of Joyce Kilmer’s Trees

Patricia MacLachlan & Emily MacLachlan Charest – Patricia’s bio, Emily’s bio

Once I Ate a Pie

Wang Ping (1957- ) – bio

Syntax

Edwin Morgan (1920- ) – bio

A View of Things

Strawberries – audio by Hamish White and Liz Cameron

Siesta of a Hungarian Snake

Loch Ness Monster’s Song –audio

Paul Muldoon (1951- ) – bio, profile in The New York Times

A Hummingbird

Tupak Shakur (1971-1996)

Untitled rap “Please wake me when I’m free”

Jane Hirshfield (1953- ) – bio

The Stone of Heaven

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