National Poetry Day

It's National Poetry Day today.  The theme's Freedom, so I hope you enjoy this poem by, by Gerard Manley Hopkins.  I don't think anything epitomises freedom quite so well as the soaring joy of these words. The Windhover To Christ our Lord I caught this morning morning's minion, kingdom of daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in … Continue reading National Poetry Day

The Night Child by Anna Quinn

This so wasn't the book I was expecting.  From the way it started I was expecting: Nora - middle-aged wife, mother and high school English teacher has a few domestic and career troubles, deals with them by confronting her past and lives happily ever after - with maybe a touch of the supernatural thrown in … Continue reading The Night Child by Anna Quinn