Monthly Archives: September 2012

Poem: “O Summer Rose”

A paean to love’s youthful bloom (the rose was blooming in my garden):                            O SUMMER ROSE O summer rose, freshly bloomed, Dappled with the morning dew. Bursting … Continue reading

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Poem: “I Sing for You”

For all you followers and readers who are kind enough to read this blog:                            I SING FOR YOU I do not sing of useful things, But of … Continue reading

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John Keats: A New Life and a New Biography

A new biography of John Keats has just been published by Prof. Nicholas Roe, Chair of the Keats Foundation and a fellow of the Royal Society at Edinburgh.  It offers more detail concerning Keats’ childhood years and how they shaped … Continue reading

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Poem: “The Idler”

My personal philosophy ( of sorts ) of life:                                THE IDLER Idle hands may be the devil’s workshop,  But a pickpocket’s keep busy stealing. A … Continue reading

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Dylan Thomas and “The Edge of Love”

John Maybury’s “The Edge of Love” was finally available here for DVD.  The script, written by Sharman Macdonald (Keira Knightley’s mother) was based on David N. Thomas’ book, A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow.  Two of my all-time favorite … Continue reading

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Poem: “Pearls”

The redemptive power of words and poetry:                                PEARLS One eloquent word for all the awkward ones, One refined word for all the vulgar ones, One … Continue reading

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“Savage Beauty: Ode to Edna St. Vincent Millay”

I first became acquainted with Millay’s poetry back in junior high school when I came across a volume of her poems in the school  library with the picture of her (left) on the back cover. I remember thinking what a … Continue reading

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