Thursday, April 30, 2015

National Poetry Month

He Made This Screen
by Marianne Moore

not of silver nor of coral,
but of weatherbeaten laurel.

Here, he introduced a sea
uniform like tapestry;

here, a fig-tree; there, a face;
there, a dragon circling space—

designating here, a bower;
there, a pointed passion-flower.

                                                                          Photo: devra

Saturday, April 18, 2015

National Poetry Month

by H. D.

Whirl up, sea—
Whirl your pointed pines.
Splash your great pines
On our rocks.
Hurl your green over us—
Cover us with your pools of fir.

                                                                       Photo: OliBac

Monday, April 13, 2015

Kingston Greenways Earth Day Cleanup

Join Kingston Greenways Association for their Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 18, 2015. There will be a morning session from 9 to 11 am on Laurel Avenue and in the vicinity of the Rockingham Historic Site; meet at Rockingham, 84 Laurel Avenue, Kingston. There will also be an afternoon session from 2 to 4 pm at the Mapleton Preserve, Cook Natural Area, and areas adjacent to Mapleton, Division, Heathcote, and Ridge Roads; meet at the Mapleton Preserve, 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and the work ("not your best duds"), and wear sturdy boots and gloves. For more information, visit the KGA website or call 609-750-1821.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

"I'm running for president."

Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president this afternoon.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

National Poetry Month

Afternoon on a Hill
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I will be the gladdest thing
  Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
  And not pick one.

I will look at cliffs and clouds
  With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
  And the grass rise.

And when lights begin to show
  Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
  And then start down!

Photo:  H2O Alchemist

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall  premieres tonight on PBS's Masterpiece at 10 pm. The six-part series is adapted from Hilary Mantel's best-selling Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies. The story is told from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell, the main protagonist of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, a commoner who rose to become one of the most trusted advisers of King Henry VIII.

For those of us long-intrigued by the story of Henry VIII and his six wives, we're looking forward to the premiere of Wolf Hall—and because it is Easter, it's the perfect time to bring back our Peeps diorama, The Six Wives of Henry the Peep, which of course was sparked by a serious interest in the subject.


Giotto di Bondone
Resurrection (Noli me tangere)
Scenes from the Life of Christ, 1304-1306
Arena Chapel, Padua, Italy

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for April are the 6th and the 20th. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.

Friday, April 3, 2015

National Poetry Month

The 2015 National Poetry Month poster, designed by award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast, features the line "Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry." from the poem "Eating Poetry" by the late U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand. Click here for a tribute to Mark Strand, compiled by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate his life and poetic contributions. Strand passed away on November 29, 2014.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

"Eat Your Weedies" Foraging Workshop

Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands is hosting a foraging workshop at the Mapleton Preserve on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 2 to 4 pm. The workshop will be led by Debbie Naha, an experienced naturalist and foraging expert, with a master's degree in Food and Nutrition from New York University. An indoor slide presentation will be followed by a foraging walk and taste testing in the Mapleton Preserve.

Don't wait—pre-registration is required and the workshop is limited to 25 attendees to allow for close interaction with the walk leader. To pre-register, call 609-683-0483 or visit the FPNL website. The program is appropriate for ages 16 and up; cost is $15 per person, $10 for FPNL members. Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park Headquarters is located at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston.
Photo: Debbie Naha

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

National Poetry Month

I, too, dislike it.
Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in
it, after all, a place for the genuine.

— Marianne Moore