By Heart: ‘Snow-flakes’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Published February 28, 2020

A Poem for this Pandemic

Reasons to Take a Walk During a Pandemic

there is a sea of blue by the deserted 14th hole

there are yellow flowers in the dry creekbeds

there are purple redbuds abloom outside quarantined houses

there are clumps of bluebonnets in unmown yards

purple verbena carpets the lawn of the locked church

and at evening pink primroses unfurl on the field by the school

beneath a sliver of orange moon

Spring is come. Spread the infection.

—Megan Willome

‘The Little Prince,’ Reconsidered

Published February 21, 2020

Children’s Book Club: ‘Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime”

Published February 14, 2020, Valentine’s Day

A Ritual to Read to Each Other: Reading Classics

Published February 7, 2020

By Heart: ‘The Darkling Thrush’ by Thomas Hardy

Note: This one has a coloring page!

Published January 31, 2020

A new graphic novel edition of ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’

Last month Tweetspeak released a graphic novel edition of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic short story, illustrated by Sara Barkat. It’s not only beautiful but brings depth and nuance to the tale. If you’re a teacher, if you’re a reader, pick up this one!

I’ll be leading a book club in April, so stay tuned!

Published January 24, 2020

Evening Loveliness: Poets Jane Kenyon & Sara Teasdale

Published January 17, 2020

Children’s Book Club: ‘Curious George’

Published January 10, 2020

A Ritual to Read to Each Other: Reading to Aragog

Published January 3, 2020