Today we celebrate the birthday of a former teacher at Plymouth State University, four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and one of the most well know and celebrated poets of all time, Robert Frost!
A Prayer in Spring
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.
A Late Walk
When I go up through the mowing field,
The headless aftermath,
Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew,
Half closes the garden path.
And when I come to the garden ground,
The whir of sober birds
Up from the tangle of withered weeds
Is sadder than any words
A tree beside the wall stands bare,
But a leaf that lingered brown,
Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought,
Comes softly rattling down.
I end not far from my going forth
By picking the faded blue
Of the last remaining aster flower
To carry again to you.
Today would have also the 84th Birthday of New England native Leonard Nimoy. RIP Spock – you will always live long and prosper in our hearts!
Happy Extraterrestrial Abductions Day! Keep one eye on the sky and be ready to duck, dodge, and hide! UFO’s may be everywhere, looking to abduct humans (you may laugh but one of the most famous supposed U.S abductions, the abduction of Betty and Barney Hill, happened in the White Mountains of New Hampshire September 19th 1961, at around 10:30 pm …EEEEK! A little too close to home)!
Did you know that America’s first ever UFO sighting was also in Boston? WHAT?! In 1639 James Everell reported seeing a great light shaped like a swine over the Charles River!
You can celebrate today by reading science fiction stories about UFOs and Extraterrestrials or by gazing at the night sky, perhaps you’ll get a glimpse of an ET!!!
(Betty and Barney Hill claimed they were abducted in Thornton NH, SAY WHAT?!?)
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