Jean Ingelow, a British poet and writer, showed literary promise at a young age. “A Rhyming Chronicle of Incidents and Feelings,” which she wrote at 13 years old, was praises by Alfred Tennyson. She also wrote a children’s story, “Mopsa the Fairy,” as well as “Off the Skelligs,” which is supposed to be a great piece of literature that describes the Irish scenery beautifully.
Ingelow’s poetry is famous for themes of religion and nature, both of which can be seen in the poem below. I choose this for our “Poem of the Day” because of its message about peace and love. Recent events in the news had me thinking we all need to combat ignorance with love, not violence. It would be the smartest thing to do, yet, for some people, it seems to be the hardest thing to do.
|More info on “Peace and Love” by Benini can be found here|
For (a lot!) more information on Jean Ingelow, read her bio hereon something the Gerald Massey website.