This week’s Sunday Poem is “In Summer Time”, by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 - 1906), one of…
This week’s Sunday Poem is “In Summer Time”, by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 - 1906), one of the first African American poets who became known on a national level with his writings. “In Summer Time” beautifully depicts the slow nature of the summer days, in a very descriptive and contemplative manner, transcending the reader to a state of enjoyment and peacefulness.
The verses of the poem “The Happiness of Home” sprinkled a welcoming feeling of bliss and consolation, a sense of protection that you often find in the heart of a home, despite everything that might cause disruption in the outer world.
As I was thinking what theme I should choose for this LAUREL Monthly Soundlust, it came to me in an instant, and not alone, but with a rainfall of emotions - Home. This one conveys an entire canvas of feelings and states of being, unique to each of us.
A life in balance, that’s aligned to the present and to an inner purpose, is a better, more astute expression of happiness, with everything that may involve.
A practical exercise that can help you in the search of a purpose and more meaning in your life, by answering a bunch of not-so-easy questions.
“As once the winged energy of delight”, by one of the greatest German poets of his time, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), explores some great ideas that I invite you to ponder upon, like embracing the energy and delight of living beyond fear, or the challenge of trusting our instincts and power to accomplish great things in the face of the unknown.
Sânziene, in Romanian, means Lady's Bedstraw. Discover the legend beyond the celebration of Sânziene and the curative power of these wild flowers.
This Sunday Poem invites you to explore the verses from one of the most acclaimed contemporary American poets, Mary Oliver, and the poem I’ve chosen for today is “Wild Geese”.
In this Sunday Poem second edition, we’re celebrating a great Romanian poet, Vasile Alecsandri (1821 - 1890), well-known for being a pioneer in writing pastels. A pastel, from a literary point of view, is a lyrical poem, that describes scenery from nature, landscapes or natural phenomena.