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Restoration

RESTORATION by PoeticMeditations Bits of soul are left behind each day, The price the Piper demands as pay. Daily the screw is slowly turned. Daily the match against the skin is burned. Tears and sweat that must be shed, Drops … Continue reading

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“The Visions and the Songs”

THE VISIONS AND THE SONGS By Poetic Meditations In his thirtieth year, the calling came divine, Leaving all, a towering mountain he did climb, HIgh above the lofty tree tops and the clouds, Far from the petty masses and rabble … Continue reading

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William Wordsworth: British Library Writers’ Lives

I must confess that just as I have a fondness for caramel coconut & fudge cookies, I also have a fondness for the generously illustrated British Library Writers’ Lives series. In my personal library, I possess a copy of the … Continue reading

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Belladonna

While driving around, I happen to see a store sign for “Belladonna Spa”. With my atrocious French, I thought it might mean “beautiful Donna” (belle Donna) or, with my atrocious memory, I thought it might have something to do with … Continue reading

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The Mersey Sound Poets

Reader beware whenever the publishers print on the front cover of any book the number of copies sold.  Notice in the bottom right hand corner of the Penguin revised edition of The Mersey Sound, the yellow background with “Over 1/4 million copies … 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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