On Metaphor…Circe Conference 2013

29th July, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Metaphor Powerpoint Here is a copy of the powerpoint I used at Circe.  We had a very good time together thinking about the centrality of metaphoric thought by starting with Aristotle, moving on to Robert Frost and then to Walker Percy.  Frost argued that you aren’t educated unless you have had an “Education by Poetry” » Read More

ACCS: The Why and How Poetry

2nd July, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

ACCS 2013 powerpoint So many wonderful conversations and even singing in the atrium at the ACCS conference just about two weeks ago now.  I wanted to make a public record of the resources of the sessions I was a part of to those who attended my sessions.  Above is the power point from my talk » Read More

Homeschooling Conventions

12th June, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

In the last month I attended several homeschooling conventions–you know what I mean:  huge warehouse events with no sensory input from the natural world, loud crowd roars, repetitive conversations, standing for 24 hrs in 3 days, etc…Because I am an HSP (highly sensitive person–according to my stalwart husband and used with a smile) this is » Read More

A Great Poem for Young Children for this Season

8th May, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Don’t miss spring this year, let poetry lead you farther in! A poem about fireflies and friendship for young children. Read More

Perfect poem for your pocket: A Major Work by William Meredith

24th April, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Wishing your great sloth heart movement on this April day of poetry month. This is why we turn to poetry–it gives us our humanity, our purpose in a thumbnail and makes us reckon where we are in the world. Read More

Why we need poets: Debate on Atheism and Faith–Ravi Zacharias, Dan Barker, D’nesh D’Souza

3rd October, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Reflecting on Ravi Zacharias’ key comment about the fact that reason does not lead to goodness (in response to Dan Barker’s assertion). Milosz chronicles this so well. Read his Collected Poems and you will see the bloodshed of mighty reason across the 20th century. We need our poets to say in memorable language and rhythms » Read More

C.S. Lewis and the importance of poetry

2nd February, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

C.S. Lewis is widely known for his view of myth as that collection of stories and archetypes that express our deepest desires and musings. He takes it another step further when he insists that these very desires (and their common currency among all cultures) suggest a truth about the reality structure of the universe. Our » Read More