I would be remiss if I didn’t share a Dickinson poem on the first day of her favorite month!
The frog — startled by my presence — skipped across the surface of the pond before diving into its safe abyss. My mind tripped as well, following him momentarily into the comforting depths of memory. Flickering momentarily to a childhood spent in stealth and frog traps. Time smeared back to those innocent days, free of humid worry and heavy doubts.
Yesterday I went
Shopping for Christmas gifts
And heard the bells ring.
Today I saw my
Cat – peacefully underneath
The tree – fast asleep.
Tomorrow I will
Watch delicate feet across
The stage, snowflakes dance.
(In honor of the book of haiku I purchased yesterday)
Hey everyone! I hope your Friday is as beautiful as mine (seriously, so glad for the September weather!). I just wanted to give a little update here. I’ve made a spotify account for the playlists that I post here. The username is the same as the blog: theonewithfeathers! I hope you enjoy listening to the playlists!
Because I’m a bit of a nerd and love to trace “family trees” of influential people to learn who influenced them and who they in turn influenced.
I found this great infograph about this the other day and just had to share it. I love how diverse it is, including literature, science, music, and even film.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve allowed myself to buy new books. That’s mostly because I have far too many books sitting on my shelf to be read.
However, the other day I caved. I couldn’t help but stop into a little local bookstore that always has great deals on books.
And boy, I’m glad I did. I found one book I’d wanted for a while and a couple that look really interesting and even a few that were a bit risky, all for about the same price as a book from any other bookstore.
I got all these books for just over $10! Needless to say I was very pleased with my find. Now, I just have to find time to read them. And about three dozen others sitting on my shelf.