Anew

Anew

September is gone. October, begun. The first day of each month is like beginning anew. Turning a new leaf, strumming a new song. I read a poem, by a poet named Wordsworth, today. Quite outdated, but not really. The lines in one of his poems rang a bell, for me. He wrote, Up the brook [...]

September

September

September was the 7th month of the Roman calendar, but is the ninth according to our reckoning.  The Anglo-Saxons called it 'gerst-monath,' - Barley month! Feast Days: September 21. St. Matthew September 28. St. Michael or Michaelmas Day Mottoes "Fair on September first, fair for the month'.  'Plant trees at Michaelmas & command them to [...]

May

May

April is gone.  Now, it is May. Splashes of color paint the landscape, in the pouring rain.  Garlands of pink cherry blossoms hang down against green trees, like ornaments, on a proscenium stage.  Tiny yellow leaves appear, on trees, as babies, waiting to mature. Sunshine jolts my moody spirit, where deep thoughts reside. It illuminates [...]

April, in April

I met a girl, or a young woman, I should say, this April.  She checked me out at the grocery store, and as she did so, I noticed her name.  "April!"  I thought, I've never met anyone named "April" in April, before, and I told her so.  She said she was born on the 30th [...]

April is Here!

Edith Holden wrote, in 1906: April The name of this month is derived from the Greek word for 'opening':  In many countries of Europe the first of April has for long been appropriated to a facetious custom for which no satisfactory origin has yet been assigned.  To send an ignorant or unsuspecting person on a [...]