#AtoZChallenge Letter K

Today’s challenge is a poem which inspired songwriters.   is for Kipling. The Way Through the Woods is a poem from Rudyard Kipling’s book Rewards and Fairies. The Way Through The Woods  THEY shut the road through the woods Seventy years ago. Weather and rain have undone it again, And now you would never knowContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter K”

#AtoZChallenge Letter J

   is for Jemima Puddleduck Jemima is an Aylesbury duck.  Her book, published in 1908 was written by Beatrix Potter. The story closely parallels the original Perrault story of Red Riding Hood.  In this case, the wolf is replaced with the “whiskered gentleman,” a fox whom Jemima naively trusts. Beatrix Potter first wrote illustrated lettersContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter J”

#AtoZChallenge Letter I

The theme of my challenge is poetry and books inspired by art and/or art inspired by literature.   is for Icarus In Greek Mythology, Icarus and his father Daedalus were imprisoned in a tower on the island of Crete by King Minos.  Daedalus created wings out of feathers, held together by bees wax.  The twoContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter I”

#AtoZChallenge Letter H

    is for Haiku and Haiga You probably already know that Haiku is a form of Japanese verse containing 17 syllables.  These are usually divided into three lines of 5 -7 -5 syllables.  There is often a seasonal theme.  They are a way of looking at the world and capturing a moment. The veilContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter H”