Savannah Classic

It is that time of year when it sometimes feels a little like Summer and a little like Spring.

Hattingdon has the perfect classic hat for the coolness of Spring and the promised warmth of Summer. After we enjoy the hat, how about a few lines of beautiful poetry?



‘Lines Written in Early Spring’ by William Wordsworth

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.

The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:—
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure…

Source: Classic Spring Poems Everyone Should Read »


From ‘A Summer’s Night’ by Paul Laurence Dunbar

The night is dewy as a maiden’s mouth,
The skies are bright as are a maiden’s eyes,
Soft as a maiden’s breath the wind that flies
Up from the perfumed bosom of the South.
Like sentinels, the pines stand in the park;
And hither hastening, like rakes that roam,
With lamps to light their wayward footsteps home,
The fireflies come stagg’ring down the dark.

About these marvelous poets.

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was one of the founders of English Romanticism and one its most central figures and important intellects. He is remembered as a poet of spiritual and epistemological* speculation, a poet concerned with the human relationship to nature and a fierce advocate of using the vocabulary and speech patterns of common people in poetry. The son of John and Ann Cookson Wordsworth, William Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, located in the Lake District of England: an area that would become closely associated with Wordsworth for over two centuries after his death.

*Epistemologists study the nature, origin, and scope of knowledge, epistemic justification, the rationality of belief, and various related issues.

Source: Poetry Foundation »

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) was the son of African parents who had been slaves prior to the American Civil War. Dunbar also wrote novels and plays, as well as penning the lyrics for the 1903 musical comedy, In Dahomey — the first all-African-American musical that was ever produced on Broadway. But it was as a poet — one of the first internationally popular African-American poets — that Dunbar would achieve real fame and success. He died young, of tuberculosis, aged just 33.

Source: Poetry Foundation »

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Leah classic

We do not seem to be doing too well these days on posting for Classic Hat Monday. Maybe we should just throw in the towel on that. In the meantime, there is absolutely no law or reason we know of that means we cannot post a classic hat whenever we want. Right?

The weather is so bright and sunny — and we saw our first butterfly today. This has inspired us to post Hattingdon’s gorgeous green Leah classic hat.

Leah Classic Hat.

Love the coolness of the green together with pristine white. And the butterfly of course.

Color Meanings write:

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The butterfly is a creature rich with symbolism, and while there are many stories that stem from the caterpillar itself, there are specifics when it comes to color. Did you know there are green butterflies? We didn’t.

First and foremost, you’ve probably noticed that there aren’t that many green butterflies around. Experts believe this is an evolutionary response to the color green not being necessary for attracting the attention of a mate. In most cases, evolution will eliminate the components of an animal that put it in greater danger or don’t contribute to its existence. In the case of butterflies, the color green is one of those components. Read more »

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