Robert Frost says Poetry is an Education in Metaphor

14th February, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

At this website you can read the whole article by Frost, below are some excerpts that explain his argument as to why we need to understand metaphor in order to be educated and why poetry is essential to that education. He writes satirically at first and gets increasingly earnest as the piece goes on. Worth » Read More

Song School Poetry gets started

10th February, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

I’m excited to start tracking the progress I make in writing Song School Poetry. I am writing a book for children to have early exposure to poetry. I am amazed and delighted by what they take in. Their intuition and ability to respond to the music (or rhythms and sounds) and even the thoughts of » 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