Lange musst du leiden

Lange musst du leiden, kennend nicht was, bis plötzlich aus gehässig erbissener Frucht deines Leidens Geschmack eintritt in dir. Und da liebst du schon fast das Gekostete. Keiner redet dirs wieder aus “Long you must suffer, knowing not what, until suddenly out of spitefully chewed fruit, your suffering’s taste comes forth in you. Then youContinue reading “Lange musst du leiden”

Time and Again – Rainer Maria Rilke

Immer wieder, ob wir der Liebe Landschaft auch kennen und den kleinen Kirchhof mit seinen klagenden Namen und die furchtbar verschweigende Schlucht, in welcher die anderen enden: immer wieder gehn wir zu zweien hinaus unter die alten Bäume, lagern uns immer wieder zwischen die Blumen, gegenüber dem Himmel. Time and again, however we know theContinue reading “Time and Again – Rainer Maria Rilke”

“Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art” * Keats – Valentine’s poetry

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—          Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with eternal lids apart,          Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task          Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores, Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask          Of snow upon the mountains andContinue reading ““Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art” * Keats – Valentine’s poetry”

Valentines Day Party Games For Elementary Kids

If you are planning a Valentine’s Day party for children, games are essential. Here are some games appropriate for the elementary-age crowd. Bring in two large stuffed hearts (either pillows or just plush stuffed hearts). Divide the kids into two teams and tell them they must run to the finish line with the heart betweenContinue reading “Valentines Day Party Games For Elementary Kids”

Valentines Day Games For Preschoolers

If you are planning a Valentine’s Day party for children, games are essential. Here are some games appropriate for the preschool crowd. Preschool-age children love to fish. You can create a fishing game with small toy fishing poles and hearts (as fish). Use an empty plastic tub as your “lake” and put into it redContinue reading “Valentines Day Games For Preschoolers”