O wind, where have you been, That you blow so sweet? Among the violets Which blossom at your feet.
The honeysuckle waits For Summer and for heat But violets in the chilly Spring Make the turf so sweet.
– Christina Rossetti
The Open Doors teens have been enjoying spring by harvesting violets for salad and sap for syrup.
Meanwhile, our Writing Class has been going strong. One of our members won first in her age bracket in the annual Poetry Contest sponsored by the Dyer-Ives Foundation. The class has moved from poetry, to story, and now to essay. Rossetti would approve.
As our regular year winds down, we look forward to sharing our six-week summer program, Prizing Your Power, an art and social justice program where teens can collaborate to make art about their favorite cause for community display. Come in and see what we do!
Learning, art, and culture — this poem by an established poet suggests how they are all around, even in our longing –especially in our longing — for a glimpse of green. Want to connect with more folks who love artists/learners/longers? Come to our events.