|Snowy Woods from Red Bird Knits|
Let me quote from Wednesday's paper, "The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, which already funds one of the world's most lucrative prizes for writers of verse, is looking to cultivate a new generation of poetry lovers." The trust, whose founder is Torontonian, Steve Griffin, is launching a bilingual poetry recitation contest in high schools with the winning student receiving $5,000.00 at the finals in April. Hurray!
Finally recognition for the value of memorizing poetry, which I feel, not only builds our memory muscle, but also gives us something beautiful to say at a moment's notice! I use poetry as the inspiration for a lot of my lace designs and I know that other designers do as well. Here are two designs from the same poem by Robert Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." The last lines of this poem were immortalized by JFK in one of his famous speeches - "But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep."
|Snowy Evening Shawl from Queen Anne's Lace|
I would love to escape from the subway to Innisfree, to see Pied Beauty everywhere or to hear Jabberwocky once more.
Dinner tonight? Something poetic - well this is a link to another weblog that is very rich in art, poetry and music and it does have a recipe. Maybe it's not enough for dinner; but add a bit to it - they serve it with deep fried turkey - or just decide to be thin; but interesting, like a good poet - "they also serve who only stand and wait."