Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster’s Life A popular American songwriter and poet, Stephen Collins Foster was known as the father of American music. He was born on July 4, 1826 in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. He attended private schools in Towanda, Pennsylvania and Allegheny, Athens…

Beautiful Dreamer

Beautiful Dreamer Stephen Collins Foster Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world heard in the day, Lull’d by the moonlight have all pass’d away! Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song,…

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Ellen Bryant Voigt’s Life An American poet, Ellen Bryant Voigt was born in 1943 and brought up on a ranch in Virginia, in the United States of America. She belonged to a family of Southern Baptists, who lived in the…

Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Ellen Bryant Voigt Up there on the mountain road, the fireworks blistered and subsided, for once at eye level: spatter of light like water flicked from the fingers; the brief emergent pattern; and after the afterimage bled from…

Henry van Dyke

Henry van Dyke’s Life Over his long life, Henry van Dyke was a short-story writer, critic, poet, essayist, journalist, professor clergyman, and minister. He was born on November 10, 1852 in Germantown, Pennsylvania in the United States. His father was…

Mother Earth

Mother Earth Henry van Dyke Mother of all the high-strung poets and singers departed, Mother of all the grass that weaves over their graves the glory of the field, Mother of all the manifold forms of life, deep-bosomed, patient, impassive,…