Treachery’s Anguish — Shakespeare, King David and Jesus

“Blow, blow, thou winter wind.” That was my Grandmother’s lament on cold, windy, winter days and the only line I remember from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” However, those words had a different meaning when sung by Shakespearean actors. They were a simile for the bitter disappointment of a relationship ruined by disloyalty: “Blow, blow, thouContinue reading “Treachery’s Anguish — Shakespeare, King David and Jesus”

A Driven Leaf?

Helen Hunt Jackson’s  October’s Bright Blue Weather opines the beauty of October skies: “O suns and skies and clouds of June and flowers of June together,  Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather.”                                                                     My grammar school teacher used this and other poetry to teach us penmanship and literature at the same time. Continue reading “A Driven Leaf?”