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Poetry

Goops and How to Be Them: Cleanliness

Another short poem from Gelett Burgess' book of 1900 on politeness. Next podcast will be another Wordsworth favorite. Stay tuned! If you're enjoying these podcasts, please share them through social media or email, so your friends can enjoy them as well. I'm considering creating a CD/download collection of bedtime stories from the ol' days. I'd love to hear your feedback and suggestions for stories you'd [...]

By |2013-11-14T09:15:55-08:00October 24th, 2013|Children's Literature, Classics, News, Podcast, Poetry|0 Comments

Goops and How to Be Them: Table Manners II

This dates back to 1900. Goops and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants by Gelett Burgess. Very short  - the second on Table Manners. I'd love to hear from listeners what table manners they were taught by their parents and what as parents they teach/have taught their kids. At my best friend's house we were to sit up straight and [...]

By |2013-11-14T09:16:26-08:00October 15th, 2013|Children's Literature, Classics, News, Podcast, Poetry|0 Comments

Goops and How to Be Them by Gelett Burgess

This dates back to 1900 - the page turn to the 20th century. I expect it must have been passed down to my mom from her mom, both of whom LOVED books and reading, based on the child's signature (my mom's) in pencil inside the cover. I remember this first poem from my childhood and delighting in it. The lengthy subtitle is: A Manual of Manners [...]

By |2013-11-14T09:17:24-08:00October 11th, 2013|Children's Literature, Classics, News, Poetry|0 Comments

The Ruined Cottage: First Part

This is one of my favorite poems of all time, so I thought I'd share it with you. William Wordsworth, the Romantic English poet, wrote this in 1797-98. He revised it several times before publishing it. The first time The Ruined Cottage was published as an independent poem was in 1949. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, and that you'll tune [...]

By |2013-09-29T23:33:14-07:00September 21st, 2013|Classics, News, Podcast, Poetry|0 Comments