Category Archives: Poetry

New Hampshire Glossary: Gundalow

A Gundalow is a small boat, “a shallow drafted type of cargo barge,” built to be used on rivers and estuaries in the early days of New Hampshire and Maine history.  There are records showing they were also used on … Continue reading

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First Woman and Second Person Named New Hampshire Poet Laureate: Eleanor Winthrop Vinton (1899-1977)

At the age of eight years, Eleanor Winthrop Vinton moved with her family from her birthplace of Stoneham, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire. Her father was an upholsterer by profession. She was a direct descendant of John Vinton of Lynn … Continue reading

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A 2015 New Hampshire Halloween

When you have been alive for longer than a half-century, you tend to have plenty of  memories. Halloween used to be one of my very favorite days.  But then I grew up in a time when celebrating that holiday was … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Day of Spring

Spring in New Hampshire has for many generations been a time of hope, of rejuvenation, house cleaning and dubious poetry. This winter has been a particularly harsh one, and so many are looking forward to a lovely, albeit muddy, springtime.  … Continue reading

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The Death of the Old Year, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1842)

The Death of the Old Year Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1842) ———————————– Full knee deep lies the winter snow, And the winter winds are wearily sighing; Toll ye the church bell sad and slow And tread softly and speak low, For … Continue reading

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