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The Little Review

Poem for Saturday, Pokemon Evolution, Brookside Flowers

I Remember, I Remember
By Thomas Hood

I remember, I remember,
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon,
Nor brought too long a day,
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away!

I remember, I remember,
The roses, red and white,
The vi’lets, and the lily-cups,
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,—
The tree is living yet!

I remember, I remember,
Where I was used to swing,
And thought the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing;
My spirit flew in feathers then,
That is so heavy now,
And summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow!

I remember, I remember,
The fir trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky:
It was a childish ignorance,
But now ’tis little joy
To know I’m farther off from heav’n
Than when I was a boy.


It was a lot colder on Friday than earlier in the week, and we even had some flurries in the late afternoon though nothing stuck. Earlier in the day after I finished the various chores I had to get done at home, I went for a long walk in the park, did a Venusaur raid that was nearly as much of a disaster as my Blastoise raid from Thursday -- my baby account was kicked out just as the raid ended so I couldn't catch the clone Pokemon -- but it was a great day to be outdoors, so it's all good.

We had dinner with my parents, then came home and watched Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution, having seen the original in theaters with our children back in the day. I liked a lot of the new graphics and the way they recreated many of the scenes, and I was glad to see more Mew, though not so much during fight scenes, but I really missed the music, especially "Brother, My Brother" during the climactic fight scene. Here are some more flowers outdoors at Brookside last weekend:









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