More poems from “The Land of Spices”
Posted June 5, 2007on:
These two are similar in spirit and in the warm responses that they provoke, though one is about companionship and the other is about both the protected and the Protector.
A Boy’s Song
— James Hogg
This was another poem that Reverend Mother had Anna learn. She liked it a lot and tried to convince her younger brother and closest friend Charlie to learn, with no luck. He was not much for book learnin’ and was not shy about saying so, but he was a sharp boy, with a mature insight into others and a developed sense of fairness. When Anna was 15 she made friends with a feminism activist during the holidays, in a town where her family usually vacationed. At one point she asked for a suffragette ribbon and the activist gave it to her. Charlie asked and when the activist reminded him what it was for, he told her that he knew what it was, and supported the cause. He wore it as tie.
For more on the Scottish poet go to The James Hogg Society homepage.
— William Blake
You knew I had to include some Blake didn’t you? 😉 Here’s another poem that Anna had to teach herself and the last of the lot I’ll share with you. In one particular moment when a line from the poem is recalled it reminds the reader of the secure, spiritual assurance and quietude at the convent school and of the role and lasting influence the nuns have over their students. For everything Blake one can never go wrong with one of my favourite sites, The William Blake Archive.