get link And yet, there is a sense of something there that needs holding on to, the values and the virtues of the land, not unlike the values and virtues articulated by Wendell Berry.
My great-grandfather arrived home to Pike County, Mississippi, in late or early Not long after, the county was divided by the Reconstruction state government and he found himself living in Lincoln County. Owning and operating a small farm would not have been easy; taxes were high, and an economy had to recover. For some years he was not allowed to vote. He married in , and his wife Octavia bore seven children who survived infancy my grandfather was the youngest.
She died in At some point, he sold or transferred the land and moved to Louisiana, where he lived with one of his married daughters until his death in Browse more book reviews. How to Read a Poem uses images like the mouse, the hive, the switch from the Billy Collins poem —to guide readers into new ways of understanding poems.
Anthology included. Buy How to Read a Poem Now! We hope you found something inspiring here today. Glynn, thank you for bring forward what is often turned to dusty history in school texts—the people, the passions. Now I am wondering… the defense of that way of life that you mention… who were the defenders? I mean, the ones on the battlefields.
Did the large plantation owners send their families into battle as well? Many signed up willingly; many did not.
Detroit: Gale, Then one of the spirits declared to Witches. In the tough, gritty work of conflict and compromise. I wonder if there ever was an immigrant group that escaped the harshness and is that harshness always to be expected? Christopher Reid, A Scattering and Anniversary.
Considerable research has been done into the ships docking in Boston and New York where Irish emigrants — thinking they had come to make a new life — were herded off the boats and directly into forced military enlistment centers. Horror and atrocity are, unfortunately, features of all wars. In some ways, a geographic divide is easier to deal with.
We have a deep and possibly abiding cultural divide. If you look at a political map of my own state of Missouri, you see a red state, with three blobs of blue — the City of St. Louis County. Missouri is not unusual in that regard; consider Illinois, with a huge blob of blue with Chicago and its suburbs and red for most of the rest of the state. To that end, I went back to a map that my kids made to show the results of a recent election in more nuanced terms.
I wonder if anyone has done a university map, as well. Would be interesting to see. And, sadly terrible about the Irish.
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They had such a hard lot of it here. Built much of the Brooklyn Bridge, too, I understand, which for the underground part especially was hellish work.
I wonder if there ever was an immigrant group that escaped the harshness and is that harshness always to be expected? Also an interesting question. Unrelated to your post. And yet, maybe not?
Your email address will not be published. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. Allen Tate About Latest Posts. Follow Glynn. Known for her interest in ekphrastic work, Crooker enters the shades and brush strokes of daily life with such a reverence for the physicality of the world that readers want to take notice, live better, and, in the case of Gold , die better.
While both the speaker and her mother anticipate the approaching end, they hold on to all that is sweet—often literally. Crooker not only accepts but praises death. Even when the poems turn to topics not explicitly concerning this passing, the pain seeps into other losses: the ever-increasing distance of childhood memories, the aging body, and the death of friends. Exhorted to avoid clinging too closely to the ways of the world, believers often feel the need to detach themselves.
Do not be anxious about anything, Paul reminds us, but focus on the true, the honorable, and the lovely. Live in peace now. Soak in the light. Jump to navigation Google Tag Manager.