Friday reading

March 28, 2014 @ 7:44 pm | Filed under: Books, Poetry

rilla's owls
Owls by Rilla. I’m in love.

This morning’s reading:

Passer-by, these are words…” by Yves Bonnefoy. Such a great discussion we had about this. Rose really loves this poem.

Song: Go and Catch a Falling Star” by John Donne. Their introduction to the metaphysical poets. We’ll spend the next week or so on Donne, with a little Herbert and Marvell. Read some biographical info on Donne. I always enjoy him so much and it’s been quite a long time since I’ve read him. This meant I put a bit of time in this week reading up, refreshing my memory on these poets. Consequently I haven’t begun a new book yetβ€”but I’ve got the Muriel Spark autobiography burning a hole on my desk.

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  1. Oh what a wonderful painting! Really, it could not be more perfect. πŸ™‚

  2. I’m in love with those owls too! It appears as though she has depicted the owl on the right with its head turned sidewise as owls are wont to do. Very charming!

  3. I love Rilla’s owls.

    Donne is one of my favorites. Though I generally love all the metaphysicals.

  4. I love this painting! And I love those poems, will be sharing them in our house this week. Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. Those owls are delightful. I would hang them on a wall in my house. We love owls around here and in the winter get to hear them hooting to one another. John Donne’s wife Anne More is a very distant relative of mine, so I feel a connection to him. Enjoy the painting and poems.

  6. That Donne poem always makes me want to re-read Howl’s Moving Castle. Which is not a bad thing, really.

    Lovely owl painting. πŸ™‚

  7. Louise, that’s exactly what Beanie said! πŸ™‚

  8. Ooh, some Donne with Ramona. Yes.
    Love Rilla’s owls!

  9. Such owl-y owls. love

    And such wonderful book inspiration, as always. Also love

  10. I meant that after just re-reading a bunch of books posts along with this one. Sorry if that was a confusing comment!