Monthly Archives: February 2011

Alfred Lord Tennyson and The Band Perry

“If I die young, bury me in satin, Lay me down on a bed of roses, Sink me in the river at dawn, Send me away with the words of a love song.” (from “If I Die Young” by The … Continue reading

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Dante’s The Divine Comedy

“Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them–there is no third.”   T.S. Eliot Before the New Year, I finished reading Dante’s poetic tour-de-force, The Divine Comedy, a bilingual (Italian-English) edition translated by John Ciardi.  About ten years ago, I struggled … Continue reading

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