S2 E17: Annunciation by Helen Hoyt

Welcome to poetry in the afternoon. Sarah and I invite you to join us as we explore the poetry of Helen Hoyt through her poem Annunciation. Poet Helen Hoyt (1887-1972), born in Norwalk, Connecticut, was the daughter of former Pennsylvania governor Henry Hoyt.  Educated at Barnard College, she lived in Chicago and worked as anContinue reading “S2 E17: Annunciation by Helen Hoyt”

S2 E16: Sonnet 73 That time of year thou mayst in me behold

Welcome to September, the month that leads into the brilliant autumn colours and the warmth of Harvest and Thanksgiving. September has a mellow poignancy that reminds us of the passing of years. Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare brings forth natural metaphors to signify the coming of old age. We move ever forward in our timelineContinue reading “S2 E16: Sonnet 73 That time of year thou mayst in me behold”

S2 E15: Speak Chuckaboo!

Welcome to my Reading Room! Let’s talk about books! Speak Chuckaboo, Slang of the Victorian and Steam Eras, by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene arrived at my doorstep a few days ago.   I knew that my sister, Sarah, would be very interested in this book and waited impatiently for our meeting on the Saturday following the deliveryContinue reading “S2 E15: Speak Chuckaboo!”