Friday, March 4, 2022

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Environment

Ed Hessler

Good morning from the Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE), Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN on March 4th, 2022, the 63rd day of the year and its 9th week. This means that 17.26% of our annual trip around the sun is completed. Sunrise is at 6:45 am and sunset is at 6:04 pm giving us 11h 19m 13s of sunlight.

Foodimentary celebrates National Pound Cake Day with some lovely pound cakes, facts and today's food history. National day celebrates another: National Grammar Day. A delightful book about spoken grammar is A Child's Garden of Grammar written in playful verse and cartoons.

Just a few days ago, March 1, marked the beginning of meteorological spring. On March 20 is the Vernal Equinox, an astronomical event.That Spring begins at 3:30pm. NOAA explains the difference between the two seasonal markers.  Earlier I noted yet another to mark the spring season known as solar spring. The Boston Globe's Dave Epstein tells us about it. 
So to celebrate these occasions some music. Antonio Vivaldi''s Spring, Ella Fitzgerald singing Spring is Here, and Greg Brown's perfection, I Wish I Was a Painter. On a Prairie Home Companion show, Brown noted that it was written by his grandmother, Ella Mae and is from her journal.

Quote. What a planet. --Kim Robinson (The New Yorker, January 31, 2022)

Today's poem is by Maurice Manning.


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