Simple Beauty for November 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for November, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. This month, we will study Vermeer, Chopin, the Brownings, Squirrels, and “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.”

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Poetry is a simple thing to enjoy. Pick a poet. Read a poem for the enjoyment of it. Listen to the rhythm of the words. Hear the music in them. We’ve picked a few poems by Robert Browning to share with you this month Biography Robert Browning was a British Victorian poet who lived from 1812-1889. His father … Continue reading Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Edward Lear

Poetry is a simple thing to enjoy. Pick a poet. Read a poem for the enjoyment of it. Listen to the rhythm of the words. Hear the music in them. We’ve picked a few poems by Edward Lear to share with you this month, and they are linked at https://bit.ly/3dVLua6 or the link in our profile. Poems Resources  Websites:   … Continue reading Edward Lear

Simple Beauty for October 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for October, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. We will study European artists and composers, English poets, a classic hymn, and some fascinating jumping creatures.

Simple Beauty for September 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for September, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. We will study European artists and composers, English poets, a classic hymn, and some fascinating jumping creatures.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Poetry is a simple thing to enjoy. Pick a poet. Read a poem for the enjoyment of it. Listen to the rhythm of the words. Hear the music in them. We’ve picked a few poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson to share with you this month. Biography Alfred didn’t start out his life as a Lord. He was a … Continue reading Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Simple Beauty for April 2022

In Simple Beauty for April, expect to learn something new about El Greco, meet Henry Purcell, learn about life in the Arctic, read more fables, learn the words and story of When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, and discover invertebrates who live in your yard or a nearby creek.

Simple Beauty for March 2022

In Simple Beauty for March, expect to learn something new about Tintoretto, meet Antonio Vivaldi, learn about the countries of Africa, read more fables, learn the words and story of O Sacred Head Now Wounded, and discover spiders from your own yard.

Simple Beauty for February

In Simple Beauty for February, expect to learn something new about Michelangelo, meet Johann Sebastian Bach, learn about China, read more fables, learn the words and story of O God Our Help in Ages Past, and explore volcanos from your living room.