Poetry was a deep love of Charlotte Mason's, and this week's podcast explores that wonder and delight as it can unfold in your school day and life. Are you nervous, intimidated, worried, or resistant to teaching poetry? Listen to this laid back interview between Liz and our good friend, Bonnie Buckingham, veteran homeschool mom who learned to love poetry by teaching it.
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"Poetry is, perhaps, the most searching and intimate of our teachers...Poetry supplies us with tools for the modeling of our lives, and the use of these we must get at ourselves." (Vol. 4, p. 71)
"Heroic Poetry Inspires to Noble Living––"To set forth, as only art can, the beauty and the joy of living, the beauty and the blessedness of death, the glory of battle and adventure, the nobility of devotion––to a cause, an ideal, a passion even––the dignity of resistance, the sacred quality of patriotism, that is my ambition here," says the editor of Lyra Heroica in his preface." (Vol. 2, p. 141)
If you would like to study along with us, here are some passages from The Home Education Series and other Parent's Review articles that would be helpful for this episode's topic. You may also read the series online here
, or get the free Kindle version from Fisher Academy
Parents and Children (Volume 2), Chapter 14
Ourselves (Volume 4), Book II, Section II, Chapter 12
Towards a Philosophy of Education (Volume 6), Book I, Section II (b) For the Children's Sake Favorite Poems Old and New This Singing World Luci Shaw Wendell Berry Billy Collins Now We Are Six Emily Dickinson The Iliad The Odyssey Beowulf Song of Roland Book of Heroic Verse Longfellow Tennyson Roman Poets Seamus Heaney Christina Rossetti Samuel Coleridge Richard Wilbur
(Contains affiliate links) Bonnie Buckingham Charlotte Mason Institute, Western Conference Grace To Build Retreat Charlotte Mason Institute A Delectable Education: Episode 13
: Discussion of Charlotte Mason's narrative poetry on the Gospels What is Poetry?
from the Parents' Review On the Teaching of Poetry
from the Parents' Review The Teaching of Poetry
from the Parents' Review The Teaching of Poetry to Children
from the Parents' Review