Monthly Archives: February 2013

“The Artisan at His Dying Craft”

THE ARTISAN AT HIS DYING CRAFT Skilled through long, arduous years of constant practice, The last artisan labours lovingly away at his dying craft Though now the rewards are ones of ever-diminishing returns. There was once a time, long ago, … Continue reading

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“The Poet at His Craft” ( Self-Portrait )

                  THE POET AT HIS CRAFT  ( Self-Portrait ) In the early morning hours, before the day awakens, The soft scratching of a pen nib across a blank, white page As it … Continue reading

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“Winter’s Absolution”

WINTER’S ABSOLUTION Snow, freshly fallen from above, Lays blanketing this sullied Earth In wedding-day, vestal whiteness Before the footprints first appear To mar its flawless innocence. And in this still, quiet moment, All has become pure and spotless. ( “Winter’s … Continue reading

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Love’s Injustice ( Poem )

You can actually get one of these bronze statues of Justitia, the Roman goddess of Justice, on Amazon! Another version comes with a clock.  Perfect for a judge’s chamber.  Anyway, another poem about unrequited love: LOVE’S INJUSTICE In this unjust … Continue reading

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First Love and “The Lamp of Anteros”

A little something for Valentine’s Day for those whose first love didn’t work out for whatever reasons and who can commiserate with Turgenev’s novella, First Love or the following poem (which alludes to the two leading characters in the novella).   … Continue reading

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“Iago” (Poem)

Recently re-read “Othello” and watched the 1952 “Othello” on videotape (yes, videotape) starring Orson Welles.  The 1995 version with a pre-Matrix Laurence Fishburne is also excellent with Branaugh as a superbly acted Iago.  Thinking about the dastardly character Iago, came … Continue reading

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Original Poem: “A. Karenina”

Big fan of Keira Knightley after seeing her in Pride and Prejudice.   Now she’s starring in the 2012 movie, Anna Karenina directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay written by Tom Stoppard based on Tolstoy’s novel.  The initial A (in … Continue reading

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