Tag: Abraham Lincoln

What do lilacs, Lincoln, and lightning have in common?

(National Poetry Month, Day 15)     Today is the 149th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, an event noteworthy in itself, and made more significant in American history because of Lincoln’s able and brave management of the tumultuous events of his day.   Lincoln’s very unexpected demise inspired a battery of beautiful poems, some of the most renowned by Walt Whitman. … Read More What do lilacs, Lincoln, and lightning have in common?