Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art and Environment

Ed Hessler

From CGEE, Hamline University, Saint Paul, Good Morning on February 26 the 57th day of 2021. These seconds--4924800--add up to 15.62% of the year. 

Today gives us 11h 01m 22s of sunlight in the time between sunrise at 6:55 am and sunset at 5:56 pm. Since the winter solstice we now have two more hours of daylight.

It is National Pistachio Day. The hint of the soft green fruit surrounded by browns and tans in the photograph make me think spring. Here are some facts about pistachios and food events that happened on this day from Foodimentary.

Potent Quote. “Our past is a fictional representation, and the only thing we can be even somewhat sure of is what is happening now. It encourages us to live in the moment and not to place too much importance on our past. It forces us to accept that the best time of our lives, and our memory, is right now. And
 Julia Shaw, Remembering, Forgetting, And the Science of False Memory.

Today's poem is by Izumi Shikibu. The biography of her has quite a few more of her lovely poem, written in the waka style: five lines, 31 syllables total, no more, no less.

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