I remember singing this with only the fervour a young girl of six or seven can bring to a favoured hymn. To sing it in morning assembly would ensure a successful day.
Christmassy works that have been part of my Christmas traditions
Robert Frost is probably best known for his “road less travelled” poem. In the spirit of this week’s theme of Remembrance I am diverging and focusing on his lesser known war poems, including the enigma of the ‘lost poem’.
And I fell in love. Who wouldn’t, as child, love the sounds and feelings of reeling off the wonderful, fabudosous sounds of McCavity, Rum Rum Tugger, Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer?
I cannot say that I relate to all of her poetry, but I admire her honesty as a poet. Straight forward language written in a complex structure produces a depth of writing; powerful and memorable.
An excerpt from The Borough: Peter Grimes by George Crabbe
Blossom and bees
Achieved through mutual