Regarding Halcyon Days

Dear Readers:

Welcome.  As Scarlet celebrates its one year anniversary (as of February 14th) the editors wish to thank all of the contributors and readers for helping to make this publication a success. 

We’re a little behind schedule, but finally present to you Vol. 1  Iss. 4, ‘Halcyon Days’.  Some of the poetry and stories in this issue embody the authors’ visions of their cloudless days of youth, while others embrace the myth of Alcyone.  The following explanation of Halcyon Days was taken from a Wikipedia entry of which the full article can be found here: “Halcyon Days.”

Halcyon Days

In the myth of Alcyone, Halcyon Days are the seven days in winter when storms never occur.

In popular use, it can also mean to harken back to an earlier time, remembered as idyllic, whether accurately or not.

The meaning in popular culture also refers to calm, peaceful days.

 

As always, we hope you stay a while, or bookmark us and come back soon, to enjoy the works contained within our pages.                                                                                           

                                                                                                ~ Janice Roberts, Editor 

Shropshire Lad II:
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now 

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.

          ~ A.E. Houseman (1859~1936)

Photos on this page:

Top right of page:    Cora ‘Coco’ and Anna Cline circa mid-late 1920’s
Bottom left of page: Donald and his Mother Irene Thompson, Portland, Oregon  circa 1936

Header photos, left to right:
Andres, Antonio & Evan Garzon
Doreen Hemming [Thompson]
Elmer Scott ‘Tommy’ Thompson & Irene Brown [Thompson]
Phil and Doreen Hemming
Cathy, Janice, Karen & Donna Thompson

The above photos courtesy of Judy Thompson Dubal, Donna Thompson Gonzalez and
Kristy Thompson Garzon

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