Tag Archives: Claude McKay

FMM 8 12 16 Jamaica Sweet!

“Lovely dainty Spanish needle With your yellow flower and white, Dew bedecked and softly sleeping, Do you think of me to-night?”~ Claude McKay.   For many years, I was totally loyal to Air Jamaica.  I refused to fly on any other airline when I flew home to Jamaica.  It was not just the beautifully sleek […]

FMM 12 19 14 No assembly required

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” ~ Dale Evans For mothers of small children, Christmas can be a challenging time.  To read the words ‘batteries not included’  as a present is being opened on Christmas morning sends a tingle of panic as you realize […]

FMM Take Me Home.

“If we must die, O let us nobly die, so that our precious blood may not be shed in vain;”~ Claude McKay.  We do not like to talk about death, neither our own nor of those close to us.  It is as if we will jinx ourselves, somehow the grim reaper will be reminded of […]

FMM 4 25 14 If Poets Ruled the World

“Most joyful let the poet be, it is through him that all men see.”~ William Ellery Channing. When last did you read a good poem?  Today is the last Friday in April, National Poetry Month.  Many of us can recite from heart poems learned in our childhood.  Whether they are the traditional celebration of nature […]