Fire Dreams by Carl Sandburg
from Cornhuskers (1918)
(Written to be read aloud, if so be, Thanksgiving Day)
I remember here by the fire,
In the flickering reds and saffrons,
They... Read more ...
New York Opera Controversy: We have MET the enemy.
During World War II, a violinist dressed in military uniform went to play for the
servicemen in a United States Army hospital in Italy. As he entered a ward
designated for young men who h... Read more ...
Thomas Birch, American painter
Thomas Birch (1779 –1851), was an English-born American artist. He came to America in 1794 and helped his father, William Birch, also an artist, prepare a 29-plate collection of engravings,... Read more ...
“When I see birches bend left to right…”
by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
But swingin... Read more ...