Tis The Wearing of the Green

author/source: Rita N. Wolfson

Photo Coutesy of Unsplash and Autumn MartinFebruary, the calendar’s shortest month, when ending its stay,

March will follow with a celebration on Saint Patrick’s Day.

A day that displays numerous shades of green fashions,

adorned by both men and women depicting their passions.

Crowds gather for corn beef and cabbage served everywhere,

a traditional dish that is devoured with nothing left to spare.

Children at parades and waving their flags with such glee,

enjoying the many sights their parents have brought them to see.

“Tis the wearing of the green,” a most symbolic way,

of highlighting the frolicking on Saint Patrick’s Day.

Wishing you a Happy Green Holiday!


Rita N. Wolfson

Photo Courtesy of Rita WolfsonRita Nathan Wolfson is a 94-year-old author, poet, and artist.  For more than twenty years she created artwork and jewelry utilizing recycled paper, the profits of which were donated to charitable causes. Rita self-published a book that combined her artwork and creative writing: One Liner on Two Lines and most recently, during the pandemic, she has been sharing her poetry on YouTube as the Positive Poet.

Rita began her creative journey later in life, after raising her family.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston at the age of 65, where she discovered her passion for learning.  Upon graduation, she became a founding member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - taking countless classes and leading poetry seminars. She is tireless in her interests and has recently expanded her writing into the short story genre.