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The wild geese know

Santa’s down but not out

 Something told the wild geese
It was time to go.
Though the fields lay golden
Something whispered,—‘Snow.’
Leaves were green and stirring,
Berries, luster-glossed,
But beneath warm feathers
Something cautioned,—‘Frost.’
All the sagging orchards
Steamed with amber spice,
But each wild breast stiffened
At remembered ice.
Something told the wild geese
It was time to fly,—
Summer sun was on their wings,
Winter in their cry.

A poem by Rachel Field




Not so fast Santa’ This Thanksgiving Turkey is determined to have its day.

Harvard's spooky decorations

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Hallowneen wide

Poetry re-imagined


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I’m always impressed with the creativity of artist.  In full disclosure, Sandy, my wife, made these decorations out of garage bags and stuff.
We didn’t have as my Trick of Treaters this year probably because it was snowy and windy.

Sometimes I take a poem, in this case Meeting at Night by Robert Browning, an imagine what it might look like as a video.  I thought of an old mariner or sea captain reminiscing, a flashback to a youthful love.  Play video

Halloween which

The poem Meeting at Night by Robert Browning

The gray sea and the long black land;
And the yellow half-moon large and low;

And the startled little waves that leap
In fiery ringlets from their sleep,
As I gain the cove with pushing prow,
And quench its speed i' the slushy sand.

Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach;

Three fields to cross till a farm appears;
A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch
And blue spurt of a lighted match,
And a voice less loud, through its joys and fears,
Then the two hearts beating each to each!

Harvard BOO Time Again


This house, on the 900 block of Hwy. 14, is the spirit of Harvard with decorations that change with each season and holiday.  The owner told me his daughter is handicapped and just loves all the blow-up figurers.

Harvard Moose Lodge
hails new president


Harvard Moose Lodge 1289 recently elected its first female president in it’s 102 year history.  See interview.

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Harvard, IL  60033


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