We have entered the micro-season of “The Fireflies Rise from the Rotten Grass”. As a way to celebrate this season, we will look into the life cycle of the firefly and read poems by Robert Frost, Kobayashi Issa, Matsuo Bashō, and Masaoka Shiki.
It is the micro-season of “Plants Show Their First Buds''. This is the last micro-season of the mini season of Rain Water. To honor this season we are looking at maple syrup and reading "Evening in the Sugar Orchard" by Robert Frost.
Cold midwinter days provided plenty of time for poets like Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Matsuo Basho, and Kobayashi Issa to reflect on the snow and ice and our connection to it.
I remember when I first learned that the Inuit have around 50 words for snow. At that time, my understanding of snow was limited. Now I know that there is so much more to know about snow including the poetry.
With the leaves dropping from the branches, and the flowers curling in on themselves, the poets are spurred to pick up their pens and write about these transitions. Today we have three poems about leaves.
From the budding apple tree to the fall harvest, each moment of an apple’s life can find its way into poetic verse. Today we have collected four poems from four poets that will take you from the apple blossom to the apple harvest.